Dan Rather


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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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3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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(1983-2004)
(2006-2013)
Human Nature Producer
(2019)
Fail State Producer
(2017)

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  A National Disgrace (Documentary) (executive producer) (post-production)
 2019 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 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:

Appeared in disguise as an Afghan peasant for his 1980 60 Minutes (1968) on-location reports on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although he explained that the disguise was necessary for reporting from the war zone, the media ridiculed him, calling him "Gunga Dan". The Soviet press agency Tass later reported Afghan newspaper had accused him of participating in the murder of three villagers ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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