Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw will visit Campbell Hall this Sunday to promote his new book, Boom! Voices of the Sixties.
The respected television journalist’s show became the most-watched cable and broadcast news program in the U.S. before his retirement in 2004. At UCSB, Brokaw will discuss his experiences as a reporter witnessing the social revolutions of the ’60s.
In addition to drawing upon his own experiences for the lecture, Brokaw has interviewed over 50 people, including politicians, activists and Vietnam War veterans about their experiences with such salient flower generation issues as racial inequality and women’s rights.
Boom! is Brokaw’s second book. It was preceded by 2001 bestseller The Greatest Generation.
Since his retirement, Brokaw has remained active in the journalism world. He continues to work with NBC news, traveling to various countries around the world to produce long-format documentaries on such topics as the war on terror and 9/11.
Sunday’s lecture will take place at 10 a.m. Students may purchase tickets at the Arts & Lectures ticket office near Campbell Hall for $5 with valid school ID. General admission tickets are $8.