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Lone Star: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Dan Rather

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Alan Weisman has come as close as anyone to unraveling one of the big mysteries of the television age: who is the real Dan Rather? Weisman has devoted much time, energy, and talent to that question, and this book is a fascinating read.
--Robert Pierpoint, former CBS News correspondent

"There is no career in modern television journalism that is more fascinating, complicated,
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Wiley
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Patrick Nichol
Jul 30, 2011 Patrick Nichol rated it really liked it
This is a quick and dirty portrayal of the famous for mer CBS News anchor by a long-time colleague.

Weisman's warts-and-all examination of Rather's life is fascinating, but hindered by Rather's non-participation.

Apparently, Rather thought his involvement would jeopardize negotiations to stay at CBS.

We now know he was forced out, largely because of the so-called "Memogate" scandal involving President George W. Bush.

Weisman's book also shows us Rather's quirky side, and opines how his personality l
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ALAN WEISMAN recently retired from CBS News after working as a writer and producer at the network for more than twenty-five years on news shows including 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and the CBS Evening News
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