This week, BuzzFeed wrote an article showcasing the seven winners of the 2014 Peabody Award for Excellence in Electronic Storytelling, shared the best and worst, advice they’ve received. Among these people were Ken Burns, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Ira Glass, and Tony Goldwyn. Prepare to be amused, especially by the Stars of Key & Peele who have both been given advice on going back to school, which Peele, for better, decided not to follow.
“Concentrate on what you do best. I always say that to young people now. You got a lot more choices than I did… I actually think it’s, in some ways, a glory time, because of the choices.” – Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw is most known for his role as an anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. Born on February 6, 1940, Brokaw began his journey as a radio reporter in college, but eventually became NBC’s Washington correspondent. Brokaw grew up going to college at the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. Brokaw not only covered Watergate in 1973, but later covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11.
“I get up every morning excited about the day and I go to bed every night wondering what I could have done to make it better” – Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose is most known for his role as the host of the PBS interview show, Charlie Rose. He is also a journalist and has had broadcast roles at NBC and CBS. Born on January 5, 1942, Rose began premed at University of Duke, but obtained an A.B and J.D from Duke’s School of Law after an internship with a senator. Rose began his reporting career with WPIX-TV, but soon became a late-night presenter in Los Angeles for KNBC.
Do you think Brokaw is right? Do young people today have more choices than the generations before them?
To check out more advice from Brokaw, Rose, and others, visit BuzzFeed.
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