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Dan Rather


Daniel Irvin Rather was born in Wharton, Texas, to Byrl Veda (Page) and Daniel Irvin Rather, a ditch digger. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, where he wanted to play football. He worked at local radio station KSAM in Huntsville during his college years. Following graduation he worked for radio station KTRK in Houston ... See full bio »
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 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Release of his book, "The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist". See more »

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4 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic. See more »

Trivia:

On September 11, 1987, he became so furious at the prospect of having his CBS News broadcast delayed by a U.S. Tennis match, that he walked off the set. When he did not return in time for the start of the news, CBS aired a blank screen for over five minutes. The incident was later recalled during his January 1988 interview with then-Vice President George Bush; when Rather questioned him about the... See more »

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Use of odd metaphors, or "Texanisms," when reporting the news See more »

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Scorpio

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