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Dan Rather on patriotism in his latest book, ‘What Unites Us’




Journalist Dan Rather attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City.
Journalist Dan Rather attends IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on November 27, 2017 in New York City.
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Few journalists have the same world name recognition as Dan Rather, the longest serving anchor of anyone in American television history.

From leading CBS Evening News for 24 years, to interviewing every president since Eisenhower, Rather has often become a voice of reason and reflection for the country. His latest book brings together a collection of original essays determined to pave a way towards unity in the midst of mounting polarization and hostility. Rather defends that the U.S. is a nation of both dreamers and fixers, with an enduring spirit to say “time and time again, this is not good enough; we can be better.”

The venerated journalist joins guest host Alex Cohen to discuss his book and thoughts on what it means to be an American.

Guest:

Dan Rather, renowned journalist and author of his latest book, “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism” with co-author Elliot Kirschner (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017); he tweets @DanRather