WHAT EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT: TOM BROKAW AND DAUGHTER, DR. JENNIFER BROKAW

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Date(s) - 01/20/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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The JCC in Manhattan

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This January we welcome Tom Brokaw and his daughter, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, as they discuss his book A Lucky Life Interrupted.Tom Brokaw has led a fortunate life, with a strong marriage and family, many friends, and a brilliant journalism career culminating in his twenty-two years as anchor of the NBC Nightly News and as bestselling author. But in the summer of 2013, when back pain led him to the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, his run of good luck was interrupted. He received shocking news: He had multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Friends had always referred to Brokaw’s “lucky star,” but as he writes in this inspiring memoir, “Turns out that star has a dimmer switch.”. He is joined by his daughter, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw who played a key role as an advocate in his recovery. Brokaw is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who started a patient advocacy practice in San Francisco, Good Medicine, in 2009. Good Medicine was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times for its innovative work helping patients and families navigate and plan for care. Dr. Brokaw is currently working to bring the principles of Good Medicine to a wider population.