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Dan Rather

Rather was born in Wharton, Texas and 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 and went to work for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston. In 1961, he ... See full bio »
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Release of his book: "The American Dream: Stories From the Heart of Our Nation". See more »

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


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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"What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage. I know what you're thinking. I've gotten in trouble before for using the word. Probably deserved it. Maybe I used it inappropriately. Maybe I'm a poor person to talk about it because I have little myself. But I want to hear the word. I want to hear it praised, and the men and women who have courage elevated." - Speaking at the ... See more »


In 1986, he was chased and kicked onto a Manhattan sidewalk by William Tager, a man who kept asking, "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" See more »


In the 1980s, he used to sign off each news broadcast with the word "Courage". See more »

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