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BROKAW NAMED 1992 RECIPIENT OF ALLEN H. NEUHARTH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

 BROKAW NAMED 1992 RECIPIENT OF ALLEN H. NEUHARTH AWARD
 FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
 Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor for NBC News, has been named the 1992 recipient of the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism.
 Brokaw, a journalist for 30 years, will deliver a speech at 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at the University of South Dakota- Vermillion. On Friday, Nov. 13, he will participate at a press conference at 11 a.m., and he will receive the Neuharth Award at a special university luncheon at noon. Brokaw's appearances are part of two days of activities celebrating his selection as this year's winner of the university's top journalism award.
 The Allen H. Neuharth Award recognizes journalists who have greatly contributed to the field of journalism. The Neuharth Award is one of several programs established at the University of South Dakota with a $1 million grant from The Freedom Forum.
 Allen H. Neuharth, founder of USA TODAY and chairman of The Freedom Forum, will present the award to Brokaw.
 Tom Brokaw's Speech Press Conference
 Thursday, Nov. 12 Friday, Nov. 13
 8 p.m. 11 a.m.
 Lacotah Hall Hoy Rooms
 Coyote Student Center Coyote Student Center
 University of South Dakota -- University of South Dakota --
 Vermillion Vermillion
 The Freedom Forum is a non-partisan, international organization dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. It is supported entirely by an endowment established by Frank E. Gannett in 1935 that has grown to more than $700 million in diversified, managed assets. Its headquarters is The Freedom Forum World Center in Arlington, Va.
 The Freedom Forum's main operating programs are The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University in New York, the nation's first institute for the advanced study of mass communication and technological change; and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
 CONTACT: Tracy A. Quinn, vice president/communications, The Freedom Forum, 703-284-2804.
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