WATCH: Tom Brokaw’s Cell Phone Alarm Goes Off Live on TV

One of America’s most legendary newsmen, Tom Brokaw, showed that even the pros can make mistakes. While discussing the midterm elections with Rachel Maddow, his cellphone alarm went off. It sounded a bit like his pacemaker on its last bit of battery, but thankfully it was probably just a warning for him to get to bed. The retired anchor pretended his wife was calling him asking him to bring home milk.

It was all a nice bit of levity on this most stressful of nights.