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Tom Brokaw Rushed To Hospital


Sep. 6 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina Thursday morning after an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, has learned.

Although the 72-year-old iconic newsman stepped down as anchor of Nightly News after the 2004 election, he’s been working as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and has covered both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida last week and the Democratic national Convention this week in Charlotte.

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An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, “On the set of ‘Morning Joe’ this morning, Tom Brokaw felt light-headed. Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital and is being evaluated.”

Brokaw is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. In addition to serving as a Special Correspondent for NBC News, he works on documentaries for other media outlets.

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