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BROKAW TO LEAVE NIGHTLY NEWS IN '04
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

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'STAR WARS' BIG NUMBERS
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

CRITICS LIKE 'CLONES,' MOSTLY
By United Press International

Assignment America: Doddering Ted Koppel

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Forty years ago Pepsi-Cola -- when people still actually called it "Pepsi-Cola" -- launched a television ad campaign called "For Those Who Think Young."
JOHN BLOOM

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 15, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Nominees for 54th annual WGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of the nominees for the 54th annual Writers Guild of America Awards.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

INDY 4 Harrison Ford made it plain Sunday he's ready for another Indiana Jones adventure whenever producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg are -- and Spielberg sounds like he's ready, too.
By United Press International

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IN TRIBUTE TO PEGGY LEE Peggy Lee, who died Monday, thrilled several generations with her sultry style and one-of-a-kind interpretation of a wide range of music.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Nominees for 54th Annual WGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the TV and radio nominees for the 54th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Wednesday by the Writers Guild of America, East and w

Cathy's World: Dubious Media Moments

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- I see that Esquire magazine has decided to kill the January issue's longstanding annual Dubious Achievement Awards. That's probably just as well: the Awards hav
CATHERINE SEIPP

Joe Bob's America: Al-Jazeera

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Did somebody yell "Dogpile on Al-Jazeera"?
JOE BOB BRIGGS

FBI reveals profile of anthrax mailer

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The FBI is expected to reveal details of its profile of the anthrax mailer Friday, CBS News reported Thursday night.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2001 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International
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Dan Rather
.Dan Rather anchors his last CBS EVENING NEWS broadcast from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Rather began anchoring on March 9, 1981. During his 24 years in the job, Rather has interviewed every U.S. President, traveled to more than 35 countries, and won numerous awards. (UPI Photo/John P. Filo/CBS).©2005 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved..COPYRIGHT:...
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Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather, Jr. (born October 31, 1931) is an American journalist who is the former news anchor for the CBS Evening News. He is now managing editor and anchor of a television news magazine, Dan Rather Reports, on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, to March 9, 2005. He also contributed to CBS' 60 Minutes. Rather became embroiled in controversy about a disputed news report involving the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election and subsequently left CBS Evening News in 2005 and left the network altogether after 43 years in 2006.

Daniel Irvin Rather Jr. was born on October 31, 1931, in Wharton, Wharton County, Texas, the son of Daniel Irvin Rather, Sr., and the former Byrl Veda Page. The Rathers moved to Houston, and Dan attended Love Elementary School and Hamilton Middle School. He graduated in 1949 from John H. Reagan High School in Houston. In 1953, he received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University where he was editor of the school newspaper, The Houstonian. At Sam Houston, he was a member of the Caballeros, which was the founding organization of the currently active Epsilon Psi chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1954, Rather enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, but failed to complete recruit training because of his childhood bout with rheumatic fever. After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Rather briefly attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, which later awarded him an honorary Juris Doctor in 1990.

Rather began his journalism career in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas. Later, he was a reporter for United Press (1950–1952), several Texas radio stations, and the Houston Chronicle (1954–1955). While at Sam Houston State, Rather worked for KSAM-FM radio in Huntsville, Texas calling junior high, high school, and Sam Houston State football games. He later spent four seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the University of Houston football team. During the 1959 minor league baseball season, Rather was the play-by-play radio announcer for the Houston Buffs team of the triple A American Association. In 1959, he began his television career as a reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston. Rather was promoted to the director of news for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston. Ray Miller, news director of KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston, also mentored Rather in the early years.

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