Patt Morrison for May 16, 2012

Dan Rather pulls no punches

Grand Central Publishing

Dan Rather served as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, and the divorce wasn’t pretty.

As a correspondent, he reported on some of the biggest news stories of the 1960s like the Civil Rights movement and President Kennedy’s assassination. But his career at CBS came to a screeching halt in September 2004 when he did a 60 Minutes II report about President George W. Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard.

The story led to his dismissal from CBS; he later sued for breach of contract, but the case was dismissed before it could go to trial.

Once the face of CBS, what does Rather think of his old network? How has the internet and the 24 hour news cycle changed the way that networks look at news? And what does he really think about Katie Couric?

WEIGH IN:

What questions do you have for one of our country's veteran news reporters?

Guest:

Dan Rather, managing editor, host, Dan Rather Reports, HD Net; former veteran anchor, CBS Evening News


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