NBC newsman Tom Brokaw to speak at SLU commencement in Canton
Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:32 am

CANTON - NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw will be the speaker at St. Lawrence University’s commencement, on Sunday, May 22.

Brokaw will also receive an honorary degree at the ceremony.

Brokaw served for 21 years as the anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News,” stepping down in 2004. As a special correspondent, Brokaw continues to report and produce long-form documentaries and provide expertise during breaking news events for NBC News.

He is the author of five books, including the 2007 bestseller BOOM! Voices of the Sixties, which included interviews with recently retired St. Lawrence Vice President for Administrative Operations Thomas Coakley and his wife, Nellie, both of whom are veterans of the war in Vietnam.

The Coakleys were also featured in a television special related to the book, and welcomed Brokaw to campus for a well received public lecture in 2008.

For more information, visit the Commencement 2011 Web site.