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Tom Brokaw to receive the ‘Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award’

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENTS -- Pictured: Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent -- Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC
NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENTS -- Pictured: Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent -- Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBCCredit:

Now that the election is over, Tom Brokaw has time to be honored by Ken Burns and Old Sturbridge Village with the annual “Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award.” The NBC News Special Correspondent and award-winning author will be presented with the award on Nov. 27 by its namesake—documentary filmmaker, Hampshire College alum, and New Hampshire resident, Ken Burns.

Brokaw can add this accolade to his mantle of Peabody, Dupont, and Emmy Awards, and the newsman joins prior winners Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Laura Linney.

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The “Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award” goes to an individual who has made a significant impact on the arts through projects related to history, and the first one went to Burns in 2008 for his award-winning documentary films. His latest is “The Dust Bowl” which airs Nov. 18 and 19 on PBS.

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