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.
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