“The Brokaw Files,” unveiled at the Discovery Communications upfront 4/6, will air on its Military Channel. The former long-time NBC News anchor will feature some of his best reports and interviews from over the years. Brokaw will reflect on them in new discussions, analysis, information and context. The network’s upfront presentation also mentions a programming shift that focuses on U.S. and world history.
“Tom Brokaw is synonymous with basically everything we are talking about doing here,” Ed Hersh, SVP of content strategy for Military Channel tells TVNewser. ” He has done shows about the Greatest Generation, he has covered the Presidents, he has covered all the key events from civil rights to Vietnam, he almost embodies what we want to do with the channel.”
As en example of the type of story that may be featured, Hersh noted that President Reagan’s last on-camera interview was with Brokaw. “The Brokaw Files” could take that interview, with Brokaw adding context relevant to the current election, or behind the scenes information about his discussion with the President.
“The Brokaw Files” may just be the beginning of a larger relationship between Brokaw and Military Channel.