Dan Rather

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With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the worlds best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening Newsa post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth ...more

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I Remember

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What We Saw: The Events of ...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2002
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America at War

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