Tom Brokaw, 61, who has anchored the NBC Nightly News since September 1983, to The Asscociated Press on retirement:
"I'm not preparing to retire. I don't want you to jump the gun here or anything…I have two granddaughters who are walking, talking machines, and I want to be around them a lot more. I love watching them develop and grow, and because I am where I am in their lives, they can do anything they want, I don't care. I can spoil them.''