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Book Dan Rather as your next event speaker: His specialty is "ethics and integrity"

Posted on 09/22/2004 11:42:00 AM PDT by 1Old Pro

book dan rather aas the speaker at your next event: his specialty is ethics and integrity (LOL)

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When a major news story breaks, he can be found on the air.

Expertise: Ethics/Integrity, Communication, Media, Leadership, Political, Media, Government

Dan Rather

Whenever a major news story breaks, CBS News' Dan Rather can be found on the air—and often on the scene. He currently anchors CBS Evening News, as well as CBS's highly-rated news magazine 48 Hours. He has covered a wide range of domestic and foreign assignments during his more than 30 years with the network, including the White House. In addition, he also contributes reports to CBS News' 60 Minutes II.

Dan Rather is anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. He also is anchor of 48 Hours and a correspondent for 60 Minutes II.

Since 1962, when Dan Rather first joined CBS News, he has handled some of the most challenging assignments in journalism. His day-to-day commitment to substantive, fair and accurate news reporting and his tough, active style have earned him a position of respect among his peers and the public.

Rather also contributes reports to CBS News' 60 Minutes II, which premiered in January 1999. As a correspondent for the broadcast, Rather secured an exclusive interview with President Clinton on March 31, 1999. It was the president's first sit-down interview since the Lewinsky scandal and his own impeachment. Rather interviewed first lady Hillary Clinton in another exclusive interview on May 26, 1999, her first wide-ranging one since January 1998.

He has interviewed every United States president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton and virtually every major international leader of the past 30 years. In 1990, he was the first American journalist to interview Saddam Hussein after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.

Rather's most recent book is Deadlines & Datelines (1999), a collection of essays. He also has published an abridgment of Mark Sullivan's landmark popular history, Our Times: America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century. In addition, he is the author of The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist (1994), I Remember (1991), The Camera Never Blinks (1977), and The Palace Guard (1974).

In addition to his weekly newspaper column, he continues to be a much-sought-after contributor to many of the top newspapers and magazines in the country and speaks out frequently on journalistic ethics.

Since the start of his career in 1950, Rather has been in the middle of the world's defining moments. From Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas, when Rather worked around the clock to keep the American people informed of the details of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, to Beijing, Bosnia, Haiti and Hong Kong more than two decades later, he has covered most of the world's major news stories. His reporting on the civil rights movement in the South, the White House, the wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and Yugoslavia and the quest for peace in South Africa and the Middle East has showcased his combination of street smarts and astute analysis.

He has received virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and citations from critical, scholarly, professional and charitable organizations. He is regularly cited as "best anchor" in opinion surveys.

During his 35 years with CBS News, Rather has held many prestigious positions, ranging from co-editor of 60 Minutes to anchor of CBS Reports and anchor of the weekend and weeknight editions of the CBS Evening News. He has served as CBS News bureau chief in London and Saigon and was the White House correspondent during the Johnson and Nixon administrations.

Since March 9, 1981, Rather has served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. He has also anchored and reported for 48 Hours since its premiere on Jan. 19, 1988. His regular contributions to CBS News Radio include Dan Rather Reporting, a weekday broadcast of news and analysis, which has been presented on the CBS Radio Network since March 9, 1981.

Rather joined CBS News in 1962 as chief of its Southwest bureau in Dallas. In 1963, he was appointed chief of the Southern bureau in New Orleans, responsible for coverage of news events in the South, Southwest, Mexico and Central America. During that time, he reported on racial conflicts in the South and the crusade of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas, he broke the news of the death of President John F. Kennedy.

Rather began his career in journalism in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas. Later, he was a reporter for United Press International (1950-52), KSAM Radio in Huntsville (1950-53), KTRH Radio in Houston and the Houston Chronicle (1954-55). He became news director of KTRH in 1956 and a reporter for KTRK-TV Houston in 1959. Prior to joining CBS News, Rather was news director for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston.

He was born Oct. 31, 1931 in Wharton, Texas. In 1953, he received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Sam Houston State Teachers College, where he spent the following year as a journalism instructor. He also attended the University of Houston and the South Texas School of Law.


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1 posted on 09/22/2004 11:42:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Robin Rather (Dan's daughter) is now (or just was) Vice-Chairman of the Committee. This is where Rather got in trouble several years ago for speaking at a Travis County Democratic fund raiser hosted by Will Wynn, a big party contributor.

Found this photo after a Google search for Robin Rather. Does anyone know if Jean Rather is Mrs. Dan Rather?

Jean and Robin Rather

Found them on a list of donors at this site. If you visit this site, you'll notice a photo of Lady Bird Johnson at the top. Seems to me that Lady Bird is/was the owner of an Austin based radio and TV station. Can anyone confirm this, and if so, is the Austin station owned by Lady Bird Johnson a CBS affiliate?

2 posted on 09/22/2004 11:45:14 AM PDT by B-Cause (Kuck Ferry)
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To: All

I offered them two cents, waiting for a reply.

3 posted on 09/22/2004 11:45:51 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: B-Cause

I'm sure Jean is the embarrassed wife

4 posted on 09/22/2004 11:47:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer." -- Dan Rather, Election Night, November 7, 2000
5 posted on 09/22/2004 11:52:04 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Herein endeth the lesson.)
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To: martin_fierro

Or a computer generated fraudulent document.

6 posted on 09/22/2004 11:54:42 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: B-Cause


7 posted on 09/22/2004 11:56:34 AM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: 1Old Pro


8 posted on 09/22/2004 12:00:03 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: B-Cause

As Danno might say, "as plain as a mud fence in a podunk Texarkana dirt town"

As I would say, "They fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down".

9 posted on 09/22/2004 12:06:59 PM PDT by benjaminjjones
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