William L. O'Neill is Professor of History at Rutgers University. An authority on World War II, his numerous books include America's Fight at Home and Abroad in World War II and American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-60.
Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored "Today" on NMC. He's been the sole anchor and managing director of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two Duponts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He is the author of the best selling books "The Greatest Generation" and "The Greatest Generation Speaks. "He lives in New York and Montana.
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