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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 & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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60 Minutes
60 Minutes Himself - Correspondent / 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
(1978-2006)
The Big Interview with Dan Rather
The Big Interview with Dan Rather Himself / Himself - Host
(2013-2016)
48 Hours
48 Hours Himself - Host
(1989-2000)
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
(1983-2004)

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 2014 The Films of Avi Krum (Short) (post-production)
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 2014 Tom Green Live (TV Series)
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Release of his book, "Deadlines and Datelines". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

"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 »

Trivia:

Announced that he is stepping down as anchor of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005, on the 24th anniversary of his first broadcast as anchor. He will remain with CBS News as a correspondent for "60 Minutes Sunday" and "60 Minutes Wednesday." 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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