Outtakes

TOM BROKAW (01:30)
Brokaw is one of America’s most recognized and respected journalists, and the best-selling author of “The Greatest Generation” and other books. After beginning his career in local television, he joined NBC News for a remarkable tenure that included serving as White House correspondent, host of The Today Show, and anchor of NBC Nightly News. He is currently Special Correspondent for NBC News. His most recent book, “The Time of Our Lives,” was published last year.

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CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR (01:17)
Amanpour has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, nine News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and nine honorary degrees.

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ROBERT CARO (01:48)
Caro began work on his first book, “The Power Broker,” when he was a Carnegie fellow at Columbia Journalism School in 1967. The book is both a biography of Robert Moses and a study of Caro’s favorite theme, the acquisition and use of power. Published seven years later in 1974, the work was based on extensive research and 522 interviews, including seven interviews with Moses himself.

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STEVE KROFT (01:43)
Kroft’s first job in journalism was right after college, when he was drafted into the Army and worked as a reporter for Stars and Stripes in Vietnam. While there, he read Professor Fred Friendly’s memoir “Due to Circumstances Beyond our Control,” which was an inspiration for Kroft to apply to Columbia Journalism School. Kroft studied under Fred Friendly while at Columbia.

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NICHOLAS LEMANN (01:30)
Lemann continues to contribute to The New Yorker as a staff writer. He has published five books, most recently “Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War”; “The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy, which helped lead to a major reform of the SAT; and “The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America,” which won several book prizes.

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BILL GRUESKIN (01:43)
Bill Grueskin joined Columbia Journalism School as Academic Dean in 2009 (check) after serving in senior management positions at the Wall Street Journal for 14 years, including deputy Page One editor and managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. During his tenure at The Online Journal, the number of subscribers doubled to more than one million. The site also introduced numerous features, including blogs, interactive graphics, podcasts and a robust video platform. Before working at the Journal, Grueskin was a reporter at the Miami Herald and eventually became city editor, where he oversaw the paper’s local coverage of Hurricane Andrew. The paper’s overall coverage of the storm won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service.

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SHEILA CORONEL (01:43)
In 1989, Coronel helped found the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) to promote investigative reporting. Under Coronel’s leadership, the Center became the premier investigative reporting institution in the Philippines and Asia.

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