NBC News and NBC Nightly News anchorman Tom Brokaw will help Discovery
Channel to premiere a new monthly feature on current events Feb. 26.
Known as Spotlight, the project consists of one or more specials the
last Wednesday of each month covering a particular hot topic from social,
political or historical contexts.
Brokaw will host the opening special, Bioterror: The Invisible Enemy,
about the origin and impact of bioterrorism, anthrax attacks post-Sept. 11 and
the United States' preparedness to handle a mass biological act of
One of Brokaw's assistants at NBC was the victim of an anthrax-contaminated
letter in October 2001.
Future Spotlight topics and their presentation on Discovery will be