After bringing viewers the news for nearly 23 years, NBC anchor Tom Brokaw signed off Wednesday expressing gratitude for what he got in return.
"Thanks for all that I have learned from you," he said at the end of his final Nightly News broadcast, his voice wavering just a bit. "That's been my richest reward."
Brokaw reminded his audience how "we've been through a lot together, through dark days and nights, and seasons of hope and joy.
"Whatever the story, I had only one objective: to get it right," he said, adding he was "always mindful that your patience and attention didn't come with a lifetime warranty."