They came of age during the Great Depression, fought to preserve freedom in World War II and went on to build modern America. Ordinary men and women whose everyday lives of duty, achievement and courage gave us the world we have today.
The Greatest Generation with Tom Brokaw: In this superb documentary, Tom Brokaw travels America to tell the stories of individual men and women. You will meet people whose stories and everyday lives reveal how a generation preserved freedom in World War II and went on to build modern America.
The Greatest Generation Speaks: Tom Brokaw's follow-up to his original Greatest Generation special. In this documentary, a woman whose father died piloting a bomber over Europe is visited by Brokaw and shares family snapshots and a home movie of the father she never knew. Research into her father's fatal mission led her to survivors from his crew, and the camera follows as she meets elderly veterans who tell her firsthand of her father's heroism.
D-Day: A Leap Into History: Tom Brokaw's special marking the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. "Leap" features interviews with three members of the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who discuss their harrowing descent into enemy gunfire, their lifelong friendships and their special bonds with French villagers who greeted them as liberators and saved their lives.
The Greatest Generation - Memories of World War II: Experience the crucible of World War II as some of the greatest generation share their personal stories and experiences. Includes GIs, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
Split into three parts, this NBC News production sees Tom Brokaw casting an eye over the people who played a key role in early 20th century history. First up, "The Greatest Generation" speaks to many people who tell fascinating tales about how they contributed to the building of America, especially in relation to their work throughout World War II. Next, "The Greatest Generation Speaks" and "D-Day: A Leap Into History" see Brokaw cajoling some incredible stories of the war from his subjects, while also marking D-Day's 60th anniversary. Finally, "Memories of World War II" completes the package, as soldiers from many different fields recount their days in the heat of battle.