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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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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)

Filmography

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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 American Dream: Stories From the Heart of Our Nation". 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:

In 1991, his car was broken into. Instead of having the criminal arrested, he gave him a lecture on the choices he had made in life. They later met in Kuwait. The man, who was now an Apache pilot, thanked Rather for giving him the lecture and turning his life around. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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