Tom Brokaw's Sept. 11, 2001, began in the last way you might imagine for the NBC News veteran: He was attending a yoga class, at the behest of his wife, and desperate to get out of it.
Almost any way other than the way he did.
Brokaw recalled the morning in an interview on Thursday's "Colbert Report." He said he was in upper Manhattan when he received a call that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers. On his way downtown he heard on the radio that another plane had hit the second tower.
He told Colbert he called his wife to tell her: "We're at war."
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