Former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw tweeted Sunday that he regrets saying that Hispanics should "work harder at assimilation" into American culture.
"I feel terrible a part of my comments on Hispanics offended some members of that proud culture," he said at the beginning of a series of tweets.
The veteran newsman also said he has "worked hard to knock down false stereotypes," and pointed out that he said in his final comment on Sunday's "Meet the Press" that all sides have to work harder.Criticism erupted after Brokaw, 78, commented on Hispanics and assimilation during Sunday's broadcast of "Meet the Press."
He said on the show that his view on assimilation is one he's been sharing "for a long time.""You know, they ought not to be just codified in their communities but make sure that all their kids are learning to speak English, and that they feel comfortable in the communities," he said. "And that's going to take outreach on both sides [Republican and Democrat], frankly."
Here is Brokaw's apology on Twitter