“What happened to the America I thought I knew?” wonders Tom Brokaw. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re easy prey?” These may seem like heavy words for a news anchorman, but Brokaw is no average network wonk. Having authored two bestsellers already on the WWII generation and the baby boomers, Brokaw brings his insight to the modern day with The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation About America—Who We Are, Where We’ve Been, and Where We Need to Go Now to Recapture the American Dream. He appears Sunday, Jan. 22, at Dominican University. 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.