1963: As a young reporter, Mr. Rather covered the JFK assassination.
1966: Like most top newsmen of his generation, Mr. Rather covered the Vietnam War.
1974: Mr. Brokaw reports the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
1980: Mr. Brokaw was the host of the "Today" show from 1976 to 1981.
1980: Mr. Rather with Walter Cronkite, whom he followed as "CBS Evening News" anchor.
1984: Mr. Brokaw's broadcast in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day.
1986: Mr. Brokaw reports the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
1989: Mr. Brokaw was the first reporter on site the night the Berlin Wall fell.
2000: The first post-impeachment interview with President Clinton.
2001: Ground Zero interview with then-Fire Dept. Commissioner Thomas Von Essen.