Dan Rather


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  • Birth Name: Daniel Irvin Rather Jr.
  • Birth Place: Wharton, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/31/1931, Scorpio
  • Profession: TV newscaster; author
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JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary TV Roundup: A Complete Guide to Coverage

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, and both broadcast and cable networks are featuring special programming tied to the national tragedy. Here's a complete roundup of how you can catch daily coverage of the anniversary on TV, though many networks are offering supplemental coverage online as well.

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VIDEO: Roads to Memphis

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Roads to Memphis
Paid | iTunes
Length: 01:21:48
Aired: 5/3/2010

This is the story of an assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April 1968. The film will explore the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging and thought-provoking portrait of America in the crisis-laden year of 1968. watch

VIDEO: Roads to Memphis

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Roads to Memphis
Free | Xfinity
Length: 01:22:06
Aired: 5/3/2010

On April 4, 1968, escaped convict James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. Roads to Memphis is the fateful narrative of this killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society at that time. watch


Dan Rather Fires Back at Roger Ailes, Who Claims Rather Hated Nixon
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Year Title Description
2014 Dan Rather Presents TV Show Series, Host
2014 The Sixties TV Show Series, Narrator
2013 The Assassination of President Kennedy TV Show Series, Remarks by
2013 The Big Interview TV Show Series, Host
2010 The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Scott Pelley to Replace Katie Couric on CBS Evening News

Scott Pelley will succeed Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, the network announced Tuesday.

"Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News," Jeff Fager, 60 Minutes executive producer, said in a statement. "In more than two decades at CBS News, he has distinguished himself at every level, right up to his current role at 60 Minutes, where his work has been incomparable. We like to think of CBS News as the 'reporter's network' and I ...
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Dan Rather's Lawsuit Against CBS Dismissed

A New York state appeals court dismissed longtime CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against his former employers Tuesday.

Rather, 77, filed suit against CBS in September 2007 on grounds of... read more

Dan Rather Sues CBS Executives Again

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather has sued network CEO Leslie Moonves and CBS News President Andrew Heyward in an effort to have them reinstated in his $70 million lawsuit against the network.

In the new complaint, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court, Rather accused both men of fraud, according to Reuters. Rather claims he was a made a scapegoat by the network during a scandal in 2004 over a report on ... read more

Casting Scoops: Garrett on Monk, Rather Back to D$M and More!

Well, would you look at this: I took a bunch of random exclusive casting scoops and packaged them into one very special Ausiello Report blog post. Enjoy! • Exercising the "Sarah Chalke Clause" in his 'Til Death contract, Brad Garrett has signed on to appear in Monk's July 18 season premiere. He'll play a handyman who helps Tony Shalhoub with his home renovations.• Also on the Monk front, Robert Loggia (Big, Mancuso, FBI, assorted mobster roles) has been cast as an aging boxer in "Mr. Monk Takes a Punch," a Season 7 episode slated to air in August. • Former CBS newsman Dan Rather is reprising his role as former CBS newsman Dan Rather on ABC's Dirty Sexy Money next season. This time 'round, he'll be interviewing Patrick Darling (Billy Baldwin) about his new book.• Superman's pledging a fraternity! And that's not even close to being the truth! In reality, Greek is casting a Clark Kent-type to play Rusty and Dale's new R.A. Got suggestions? Post 'em below!Woo-hoo! Ra... read more

Judge Dismisses the Majority of Dan Rather's Lawsuit

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against his former employers may still make it to court, but it won't be packing nearly as much punch. Manhattan judge Ira Gammerman dismissed four of the seven claims made in Rather's lawsuit, particularly those that name Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone (Viacom is CBS' former parent company), CBS president Leslie Moonves and former CBS News president Andrew Heyward. Rather's lawsuit, which was filed in September, claimed that he was treated unfairly by CBS News after a September 2004 broadcast about the military service of President Bush in Vietnam was proven to be flawed. He also claimed his reputation in the final months of his contract was damaged because he was made a "scapegoat" in an effort to appease the Bush administration.With the dismissal, the suit has now been boiled down to a garden-variety contract dispute. With all of the sensational political accusations and sought punitive damages dismissed, the remai... read more


Dan Rather Reports #309: Company Men
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60 Minutes Verbatim: Who Said What to Whom : The Complete Text of 114 Stories With Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, and Andy
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