Tom attended the University of South Dakota and received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1962.
Tom was the Grand Marshal for the 112th Tournament of Roses Parade in 2001.
Tom received the Sylvanus Thayer Award by the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006.
Tom delivered one of the eulogies during the state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford on January 2, 2007.
When Tom was eighteen years old, he was a tour guide at Gavins Point Dam in 1958.
Tom began his television career at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa.
Tom released a book called Boom! Voices of the Sixties: Personal Recollections of the 60's & Today in 2007.
Tom was governor of the South Dakota American Legion Boys State when he was in high school.
Tom attended Yankton Senior High School in Yankton, South Dakota.
Tom is good friends with the former president of NASCAR, Bill France Jr.
Tom married Meredith Lynn Auld on August 17, 1962.
Tom is of Huguenot and Irish descent.
Tom has three children named Jennifer, Andrea, and Sara.
Tom is 6 feet 1 inch tall.
Tom was named after his maternal great-grandfather Thomas Conley.
Tom is the son of Anthony Orville Brokaw and Jean Conley.
Tom Brokaw appeared in one of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topic was education.
Tom: Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
Tom: It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.