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  • Today was a bittersweet day at NBC.

  • It really was.

  • After 22 years, Tom Brokaw has finally stepped down his anchor of NBC Nightly News And tonight I thought we would pay tribute to this broadcasting legend.

  • Looked back on his amazing career in a piece called Farewell Tom Brokaw E.

  • Of course, we're all very sad to see Tom Brokaw go.

  • It's you know, he's such a great man.

  • And our trumpet player, Mark Pender, is particularly upset and said he wanted to express his feelings tonight.

  • Mark, you have something to say?

  • I heard that you were leaving.

  • Tis ran down my cheek on to think that your replacement is that Brian Williams gig?

  • Oh protocol.

  • You're the greatest.

  • You're the king of MBC in trumpet tip Be Miles Davis and Brian Will would be me.

  • Oh, mhm!

  • Tender, tender, tender, tender, tender Right Pender that's That's more than enough.

  • Sorry.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • Mark Pender Everybody give him a hand.

  • A thank you head rehearsal.

  • He just said we'll miss you.

  • Tom broke up.

  • You know, during his career, Tom Brokaw was great when it came to breaking the big stories.

  • We all know that, but it was also amazing even on slow news days.

  • Even on days when there wasn't much news, Tom broke out.

  • Managed to be compelling, exciting and electric.

  • Take a look from NBC News World headquarters in New York.

  • This'll is NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

  • Yeah.

  • Oh, Dad, Some of his finest work When you know when a man who's been around as long as Tom Brokaw finally retires, Sometimes the hardest part is explaining it to kids.

  • Whatever you dio, make sure you break the news gently.

  • Take a look.

  • Honey.

  • Honey.

  • What?

  • We have something to tell you.

  • Yes, Tom Brokaw is retiring.

  • Who?

  • Tom Brokaw.

  • I don't know who that is.

  • The anchor on NBC Nightly News.

  • I don't watch the news.

  • Who cares about the news?

  • On the next time you come into my room knock.

  • Okay, leave.

  • Leave my room.

  • Yes, my captain.

  • Farewell.

  • Oh, well, ladies and gentlemen, we invited Tom Brokaw to take part in our farewell tribute to him.

  • Unfortunately, he had other commitments.

  • So we asked Matt Lauer and Brian Williams to join us tonight and they said no.

  • We were fortunate enough to get this man.

  • You know him as the anchor for Dateline NBC.

  • Please welcome Stone Phillips.

  • All right, way.

  • Okay, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, OK, That's obviously not the rial Stone Phillips, We get the rial Stone Phillips out here, please.

  • All right, well, that's a nice shot.

  • Yeah, these are more lifelike than you know.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah, I'll wait you out.

  • You know, one group of people who are really going to be affected by Tom Brokaw's departure is his band of groupies, his personal band of groupies, the broke ETS thes women have been waiting in the lobby of NBC every day for the last 20 years just to get that daily glimpse of Tom.

  • We get a shot of them, please, Alan.

  • Hello there, ladies.

  • Okay, well, you ladies know that Tom Brokaw is retiring, right?

  • Yeah, Well, maybe it's time to focus all that attention on another handsome member of the NBC family if you catch my drift.

  • Thanks, Conan.

  • But we didn't want to upset the Koen ETS.

  • Hey, hail coming e one on the rights of good time.

  • Thank you.

  • And finally, the departures of Tom Brokaw on Dan Rather and the search for Rather's replacement have become such a big story that NBC is already making it into a made for TV movie.

  • That's right.

  • Somehow we were able to find out who NBC is casting in the movie, and it's very exciting.

  • We'll tell you those casting choices right now.

  • No, this is a big scoop.

  • For instance, Tom Brokaw is gonna be played by none other.

  • Then Steve Martin right there.

  • Yeah, yeah, that's pretty exciting.

  • CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather will be played by Tommy Lee Jones.

  • Looking forward to that.

  • Yeah, on here.

  • The really exciting choices.

  • NBC President Jeff Zucker will be played by Boss Hogg.

  • Everyone's on.

  • Jim Russert's gonna be played by Chucky right there.

  • I think e today shows Katie correct.

  • This is great.

  • Casting is gonna be played by David Spade.

  • I can't wait.

  • Co anchor Matt Lauer.

  • This is perfect.

  • Will be played by Shin Aid O Connor Way on.

  • Finally, longtime CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite will be played by David Crosbie and I think that's gonna be good.

  • Good television.

Today was a bittersweet day at NBC.

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