After logging 44 years at NBC, Brokaw remains a center of gravity in the news division. He's a regular presence on "Today," "Nightly News" and MSNBC. And he's done 11 documentaries, including one about the baby boomers that premieres Thursday at 6 p.m. PST on CNBC.
"We let the word 'retirement' get out there in an inappropriate way," Brokaw said of his departure from "Nightly News." "The idea was to shift gears."