Tom Brokaw

Both UM and MSU will give Tom Brokaw honorary degrees this spring.

Former "NBC Nightly News" anchorman, author and Montana ranch owner Tom Brokaw is scheduled to give the commencement address at the University of Montana this spring.The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

Brokaw stepped down in 2004 after 21 years as anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News," but still works as a special correspondent for NBC News.

He is the best-selling author of several books, including "The Greatest Generation" — stories of Americans who were born around 1920, came of age in the Great Depression, fought in World War II and rebuilt the postwar world.

UM officials say they will present honorary doctorates to Brokaw and Bernard Osher, whose foundation supports a network of lifelong learning institutes for older adults.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the journalist and author also plans to deliver a speech on Feb. 28 at MSU when university president Waded Cruzado presents him with an honorary degree.Story from the Associated Press

Monday, February 28th
7:30PM in MSU’s Strand Union Building Ballrooms
This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for admittance and limited to two per person. Tickets will be available starting Monday, February 7th at 10:00 AM at the Bobcat Ticket Office, all TicketsWest locations and at Though the tickets are free, there may be additional service and handling fees. In addition, a limited number of student designated tickets will also be available at the MSU Leadership Institute in the Strand Union Building Room 187.