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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

CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
(1983-2004)
Dan Rather Reports
(2006-2013)
Fail State
Fail State Producer
48 Hours
48 Hours Himself - Host / Himself / Himself - Correspondent
(1988-2001)

Filmography

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 2009 A National Disgrace (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
  Fail State (Documentary) (executive producer) (completed)
 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 American Dream: Stories From the Heart of Our Nation". 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:

"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:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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