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Tom Brokaw to speak at LCU benefit dinner

From Lubbock Christian University:

LUBBOCK, TX --- February 6, 2013 ---  L. Timothy Perrin, president of Lubbock Christian University, has announced that American television journalist Tom Brokaw will be the speaker at the university's next "An Evening with…" Benefit Dinner Series on October 3, 2013.

"I'm thrilled that Tom Brokaw is joining us for our fourth event in this series.  Mr. Brokaw's life-long career in journalism and his important work on ‘the greatest generation' will be of great interest to our guests," said President Perrin. "We believe that his passion for truth seeking and for thinking critically about matters of importance will provide just the right message for the evening." 

This event will be the fourth benefit dinner for the university featuring a nationally known speaker since the "An Evening with…" series was introduced in 2007 with General Colin Powell.  Continuing the biennial tradition, the university hosted President George W. Bush in 2009 and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice in 2011.  This series has raised funds for student scholarships.

"These dinners have provided significant opportunities for our community to hear from world leaders, on each occasion gaining a greater and more personal understanding of them," Perrin stated. "We are confident that spending an evening with Mr. Brokaw will provide great insights into our national history as it occurred over the last forty-plus years.  We expect this fourth installment of the dinner series to be another remarkable evening."

Mr. Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan's first run for public office, the rise of the Sixties counter culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent during Watergate and as the principal back up for John Chancellor as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Next stop: New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 presidential campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died.

In addition to his daily news gathering responsibilities, Brokaw reported on more than thirty documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration, and global warming.

He has an impressive list of firsts, including the first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev; the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama; and the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin wall came down.

In 1998 Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM! Voices Of The Sixties and, most recently, The Time Of Our Lives.

He is also a popular essayist for publications ranging from The New York Times to Rolling Stone and a wide assortment of other periodicals and newspapers.

Brokaw has won every professional, major award in his industry, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys, and lifetime achievement recognition.

For more information about table sponsorships for the event contact the LCU Office of Public Relations at 720-7219.  Table sponsorships start at $1,500.

Lubbock Christian University enrolls more than 2000 students and is a four-year private master's level institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship, and leadership development.  Degree programs are offered for both bachelor's degrees and master's degrees.   For over 55 years, the school has offered academic excellence in a Christian environment.  For more information about Lubbock Christian University visit their website at www.lcu.edu.

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