Report: CBS, Couric heading for a split

Report: CBS, Couric heading for a split

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Lackluster ratings may cause news U.S. anchor Katie Couric to leave "CBS Evening News" before her contract expires in 2011, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2008.
By United Press International

Rather's $70M lawsuit can go forward

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Manhattan judge has ruled the $70 million lawsuit brought by veteran newsman Dan Rather against CBS may proceed.

CBS seeks dismissal in $70M Rather case

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Attorneys for CBS have asked a New York judge to dismiss a $70 million lawsuit brought against the network by veteran anchorman Dan Rather.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

CBS named in Dan Rather's $70M lawsuit

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Veteran U.S. TV news anchor Dan Rather is suing his former employer, CBS Corp., for $70 million for his abrupt departure from the network.

Moonves stands by Couric

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves stood by his newswoman Tuesday, suggesting anchor Katie Couric has been the victim of sexist attitudes.

Cronkite to be feted for 90th birthday

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- The professional and the personal sides of news anchor Walter Cronkite will be on display during a CBS primetime celebration of his 90th birthday.

Baez bumped from concert for soldiers

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The "Not Welcome" mat was put out for folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, March 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Election Day finds Rather on comedy net

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Former CBS newsman Dan Rather will team up on U.S. election night with self-proclaimed "fake" news anchor Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." Rather will be Stewart's guest on what the cable network calls its "Midterm Midtacular" where "The

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

India's wealthy growing wealthier ... 'R-word' uncool at boomers' bash ... HIV to go on trial in Aussie court ... Palestinians, Israelis to cook joint meal ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

Dan Rather set to return via HDNet

DALLAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- More than 19 months after leaving as anchor of CBS' "Evening News," Dan Rather is set to return to the U.S. news scene on the HDNet TV channel.

'R-word' uncool at boomers' bash

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Volunteers working at the annual AARP convention that opened Thursday in Anaheim, Calif., have been told not to use the word "retired" with attendees.
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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:...

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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