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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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CBS Evening News with Dan Rather Self - Anchor / Self - anchor / Managing Editor
(1981-2004)
Human Nature Producer
(2019)
(2006-2013)

Filmography

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  A National Disgrace (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2020 Nova (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Human Nature (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019/I Human Nature (Documentary) (executive producer)
 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 the book, "Our Times: America at the Birth of the Twentieth Century", by Mark Sullivan and Dan. 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)

Spouse:

Jean Grace Goebel  (3 children)
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Personal Quote:

[on President Trump's tweets] They are humiliating for all of us who are Americans. 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 »

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