International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Freedom Award Dinner 2011

Torbertha Torbor addresses the audience at the IRC's 2011 Freedom Award Dinner
A view of the room at the IRCs annual Freedom Award Dinner
<p>David Letterman tosses off a few one-liners while paying tribute to his friend Tom Brokaw and the rest of the Brokaw family, who were honored with the Freedom Award at the dinner.</p>
Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IRC

On November 9, 2011 the International Rescue Committee presented the IRC Freedom Award to Tom Brokaw and his family for their humanitarian efforts. The award dinner, held at New York's Waldof-Astoria, featured special guests John Legend, David Letterman and General Colin Powell. David Gregory of "Meet the Press" served as Master of Ceremonies.