Tom Brokaw Rushed to Charlotte Hospital

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Sept. 6 2012 9:46 AM

Tom Brokaw Taken to Hospital "Out of an Abundance of Caution"

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Tom Brokaw speaks at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit at Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum on May 7, 2012 in New York City

Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images.

NBC News' Tom Brokaw was taken to a hospital in Charlotte by ambulance this morning after apparently feeling light-headed. The network says the move was taken "out of an abundance of caution."

TV Newser with the details:

"Brokaw, 72, who stepped down as anchor of 'Nightly News' after the 2004 election, has been working a break-neck pace the last two weeks first at the RNC and this week at the DNC. Brokaw has been up early, appearing on 'Morning Joe,' then reporting throughout the day and into the night. Last night, he appeared on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News show.
"An MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser, 'On the set of ‘Morning Joe’ this morning, Tom Brokaw felt light-headed. Out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to a hospital and is being evaluated.'"
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UPDATE 10:45 a.m.: The veteran newscaster tweets that he's fine: "All is well Early AM I mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants.."

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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