Tom Brokaw will speak at David Bloom's kids' commencement

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Tom Brokaw will deliver the commencement address at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Conn., on June 1. Christine and Nicole Bloom are seniors at the school; their father, NBC correspondent and anchor David Bloom, died in Iraq in 2003 of deep vein thrombosis. Brokaw and Bloom were friends at the network, and Brokaw has been a "father figure" to Bloom's girls, Lisa Chamoff writes. The old "Today" set resides at Convent of the Sacred Heart's broadcast studio, Chamoff says, and Nicole Bloom hosts the school's monthly TV show, "Today From the Heart."

Brokaw spoke at Bloom's funeral in 2003, telling God, "If you want to know what's going on in your kingdom, check with David...By now he has all the names and all the phone numbers."

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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