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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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3 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Big Interview with Dan Rather
The Big Interview with Dan Rather Himself / Himself - Host
(2013-2017)
60 Minutes
60 Minutes Himself - Correspondent / Himself / Himself - Correspondent (segment "A Different Kind of Grocery") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Election Update") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Elian's Father") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Fighting AIDS") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "George Clooney") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Is the Price Right?") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "MS-13") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Mad Money Man") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Ethanol Solution") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Hermit Kingdom") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The New Beirut") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "War Update") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "War With Iraq") / Himself - Host / Himself - correspondent Noah
(1975-2006)
48 Hours
48 Hours Himself - Host / Himself - Correspondent
(1988-2001)
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
(1983-2004)

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 2016 The Films of Avi Krum (Short)
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 2014 Tom Green Live (TV Series)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- E Pluribus Wiggum (2008) ... Dan Rather (voice)
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Other Works:

Release of his book: "The Palace Guard", by Dan with Gary Paul Gates. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 19 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dan Rader

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Apologizing for CBS News failing to verify questionable documents about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard: "We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism. - September 20, 2004 See more »

Trivia:

Appeared in disguise as an Afghan peasant for his 1980 60 Minutes (1968) on-location reports on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although he explained that the disguise was necessary for reporting from the war zone, the media ridiculed him, calling him "Gunga Dan". The Soviet press agency Tass later reported Afghan newspaper had accused him of participating in the murder of three villagers ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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