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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Tom's last election 

    Remember that announcement two years ago that NBC's Tom Brokaw would retire after the 2004 elections and be replaced by his regular fill-in, Brian Williams?

    Voila, the 2004 elections are (mostly) behind us. Brokaw's last day is Dec. 1.

    The New York Daily News points out that viewers weren't reminded of this until very late Tuesday night.

    "Tom," said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) at the end of an interview, "on behalf of the millions who watched you for so many campaigns: Thanks for the memories."

    Those many campaigns stretch back to 1956, when a 16-year-old Brokaw worked as a radio reporter in Yankton, S.D.

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 9:45 AM



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