Tom Brokaw Explains Not-Quite-Retirement to Jon Stewart

NBC’s Tom Brokaw appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last night.

The droll former anchorman made a number of jokes at his own expense and mocked his post-retirement ubiquity on both NBC and MSNBC—which includes acting as interim host of Meet the Press and moderating a presidential debate—by saying, “Medicare payments are dropping off so I’ve got to do what I can to make them up.”

On a more serious note, Mr. Brokaw said, “I had hoped that I would go down into a lower gear, but we lost Tim [Russert], obviously a great personal loss, as well as a great loss for the organization. So I stepped up in Meet the Press. I’ve always loved doing politics.”

Tom Brokaw Explains Not-Quite-Retirement to Jon Stewart