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NBC News Will Celebrate Tom Brokaw's 50th Anniversary With Primetime Special

The "Dateline NBC" special will air Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m.

NBC News will mark the 50th anniversary of veteran anchor and special correspondent Tom Brokaw this weekend with a prime time special highlighting his career.

The special will feature famous interviews from the beginning of his career to recent coverage of the 2016 election. Brokaw and guests such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Lester Holt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others, will discuss pressing issues from the last half century, including race relations, the women’s movement and global affairs.

Brokaw, an award-winning journalist, began his career in 1966 at NBC News’ Los Angeles bureau, covering Ronald Reagan’s first run for the presidency. He went on to become NBC News’ White House correspondent, co-hosted "Today," and eventually became the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw."

"For 50 years I’ve been covering stories around the world for NBC News and this is a unique opportunity to share those experiences with friends and our audience," Brokaw said in a statement. "It’s a little overwhelming to realize how far I’ve gone and what I’ve seen."

The two-hour "Dateline NBC" special, "Tom Brokaw at NBC News: The First 50 Years," From Watergate and War to the Berlin Wall and 10 Presidential Campaigns, A Look at the Journalist in the Middle of the Biggest Stories," will air at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Jan. 29.

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