10 Questions for Tom Brokaw

After 21 years as anchor of NBC Nightly News, Tom Brokaw, 64, steps down this week. He may have started a trend: his CBS rival Dan Rather announced last week that he will give up the anchor chair in March, leaving ABC's Peter Jennings as the last of the three old lions who have personified network news for two decades. TIME's Richard Zoglin got in some last questions.

WHY RETIRE NOW?

I wanted to change seasons while I still had my physical and, to some degree, my intellectual health and pursue some interests that I've always had, without worrying about racing...

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