Dan Rather

Rather at the 2005 [[Peabody Awards]] Daniel Irvin Rather Jr. (born October 31, 1931) is an American journalist. Rather began his career in Texas and as an early-career reporter was on the scene of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas. His reporting earned him a position with CBS News, where he was White House correspondent beginning in 1964. He served as foreign correspondent in London and Vietnam over the next two years before returning to the White House correspondent position, covering the Nixon presidency, including the trip to China, Watergate scandal and ultimate resignation.

When Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, Rather was promoted the news anchor for the ''CBS Evening News'', a role he occupied for 24 years. Along with Peter Jennings at ABC News and Tom Brokaw at NBC News, Rather was one of the "Big Three" nightly news anchors in the U.S. from the 1980s through the early 2000s. Within a year of Brokaw's retirement and Jennings' death, Rather also left the anchor desk following a controversy in which he presented forged documents during a news report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard; Rather left ''CBS Evening News'' in 2005. He continued to work with CBS until 2006, when he left the network after 44 years.

Rather currently anchors a newscast called ''The News with Dan Rather'' at The Young Turks and was previously managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine ''Dan Rather Reports'' on the cable channel AXS TV. He also contributed to CBS's ''60 Minutes''.
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