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Dan Rather


Dan Irvin Rather Jr. was born in Wharton, Texas, to Byrl Veda (Page) and Dan Irvin Rather Sr., 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

(1983-2004)
(2006-2013)
Fail State Producer
(2017)
48 Hours Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - Correspondent
(1988-2001)

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 2009 A National Disgrace (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2017 Fail State (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 America Divided: The Rise of Trump Nation (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Dan Rather Reports (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Operation Streamline (2013) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

Release of his book, "The Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist". 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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Did You Know?

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:

Was the first guest on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) on September 17, 2001 show, Letterman's first show after the September 11, 2001 tragedy. He broke out in tears twice having to describe these terrorist events. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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