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Tom Brokaw Announces His Retirement

The 80-year-old is best known for anchoring the NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004. After handing the reins off to Brian Williams in 2004, Brokaw delivered commentary during elections and appeared on historical programming.

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News icon Tom Brokaw told his audience Friday that he was retiring from television after nearly 60 years as a reporter. “For me, it’s been an amazing journey — 57 years as a reporter,” Brokaw said.

The 80-year-old is best known for anchoring the NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004. After handing the reins off to Brian Williams in 2004, Brokaw delivered commentary during elections and appeared on historical programming.

His career began as a reporter in Los Angeles in the 1960s, covering the White House during the Nixon administration. He started hosting Today in the 1970’s.

NBC said that Brokaw is the only journalist in the network’s history to host Today, Nightly News, and Meet the Press.

In 2013, Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects the bone marrow.

Brokaw criticized former President Donald Trump last month in final essay for NBC. He called Trump’s refusal to accept the election results “bizarre” and said, “before too long, his principal audience will be his caddies.”

Brokaw referred to the current pandemic as the country’s greatest test since the Civil War. “We still have miles to go and no assurances of just how it will all turn out.”

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Rhiannon Ally Named Co-Anchor for World News Now, America This Morning

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

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ABC News has a new co-anchor for its “World News Now” and “America This Morning” coverage, as the network announced in a press release Rhiannon Ally is taking over the role.  

She joins Mona Kosar Abdi and Andrew Dymburt as ABC News attempts to create unity across its weekday and weekend morning shows with the three-anchor format.

“In this new role, Rhiannon will work alongside our talented overnight team,” ABC News president Kim Godwin wrote in a statement. 

“I am extremely proud of this dedicated group whose work continues to shine as “ATM” dominates the competition in all demos, and “WNN” is consistently a strong performer in overnight.”

Rhiannon has been with ABC News since December 2021, joining the company as a freelance correspondent for NewsOne and a fill-in anchor for ABC’s overnight news shows.

Furthermore, she has previous experience at WCBS in New York as a substitute news anchor and entertainment reporter and co-hosted Meredith Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated lifestyle program “Better TV.”

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Dan Abrams Ponders If There’s More to FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago

Abrams suspects there’s more to the search than a breach of the Presidential Records Act.

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The news media world is still reacting to the raid done by the FBI on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. 

During a segment on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” NewsNation’s and ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams suspects there’s more to the search than a breach of the Presidential Records Act.

“To send this kind of FBI team to the former president’s home, there has to be something more than just a Presidential Records Act violation,” Abrams said on Tuesday. 

“They have to know something that we don’t know about yet. And I think that’s why it’s really important to pause here. We haven’t seen the warrant. We don’t know what the possible crime is. And I’m not convinced that it’s simply just a records act violation.”

GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos proposed a hypothetical to Abrams as to whether the Mediaite founder believes it’s only about the records act violation. 

“I would think that’s overreach,” Abrams replied. “I think if it’s just literally that the president has documents that he was legally obligated to turn over and there’s nothing more, I would think that would be a mistake on the part of the Justice Department.”

“We have seen great care by this Justice Department not to go too far. Which is further why I don’t believe it’s just that.”

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Laura Ingraham: FBI Raid Is Deep Revenge on Donald Trump

Ingraham proclaimed free speech under attack following Monday’s federal raid on former President Donald Trump’s home.

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham proclaimed free speech under attack following Monday’s federal raid on former President Donald Trump’s home.

In a scathing monologue, “The Ingraham Angle” host said the real target of the FBI raid is anyone who stands up against the “DC establishment.”

“This is the deep state’s revenge,” Ingraham said via Fox News Digital. Ingraham said she was deeply disturbed by Monday’s Mar-a-Largo raid.

“If we question the repeated failures of the Pentagon leadership. If we become serious – I’m talking about serious moves to disrupt the status quo here in Washington.”  

“You know, the status quo that protects the powerful as long as they play the game. Now for decades. They got away with selling us out by letting in 20 million illegals flooding across our border. They sold us out by sending our manufacturing jobs to China,” she added. 

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