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Tom Brokaw Scholarship–Too Cheap?

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Tom Brokaw’s not dead yet, it just seems that way. He’s offering two chintzy scholarships–$7500 each!–to the children of NBC/MSNBC staffers, perma-lancers with 7 years of service to the networks and associated below the line types.

Tabloid Baby has the memo and points out that $7500 barely covers the tab at Brokaw’s alma mater, the University of South Dakota at Vermilion. It would probably pay for about a week at Dartmouth, where he gave a commencement address in 2006. Maybe the crowd at the Sooner-Cornhusker game had the right idea?

But then, TB has a grudge against Brokaw, since learning that the aging newscaster doesn’t write his own books.

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