05/04/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Brokaw: I Didn't Retire, I Just Shifted Gears

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."

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