NBC news anchor who wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Generation Speaks.
He served as the South Dakota American Legion Boys State Governor.
He was known as the anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004 and is also an author.
He got married to Meredith Lynn Auld on August 17, 1962 and they had three children together.
In 2004, he was replaced as anchor of NBC Nightly News by Brian Williams.