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"I travel everywhere. Because that’s where the stories are..."

For over 20 years, Dan has been telling stories through the lenses of his still and video cameras, as well as pen and paper.

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As a network cameraman, he covered some of the biggest news stories in our lifetime, including 9-11 at ground zero, Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq. While with NBC News, Dan traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In between, he covered politics and specials; traveling aboard Air Force One with Tom Brokaw, the Olympic Games in Torino, Italy and following Barack Obama's presidential campaign for the Today Show.

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How Did I Get Here?

Dan Beckmann appears to be an average guy living a common life. That is, until he begins to share his extraordinary...

An Adventurous Spirit Builds...

This month, my daughter will be able to buy herself a drink in a bar while using her real license...

As Rockets Have Rumbled

On the ground, watching as NASA answered the Soviets' call to join in the space race, were thousands of journalists...

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