Rather makes record donation to alma mater

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has donated a record $2 million to his alma mater, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Internet users bet the odds on Couric

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An online bookie is offering 13-2 odds the "CBS Evening News" in New York will have a viewing audience of more than 8.5 million on Katie Couric's first night.

Schieffer set to pass 'News' on to Couric

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Former White House reporter Bob Schieffer is perfectly content to hand over the anchor chair of TV's "CBS Evening News" to Katie Couric next week. The 69-year-old Schieffer, who turns over anchoring duties to Couric Tuesday, said his 18 months on the show

Dan Rather's tribute may be in danger

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A one-hour TV tribute to former CBS anchorman Dan Rather may be in danger of being pushed back into the wee hours of the morning in his hometown of New York.

One last special on CBS for Dan Rather

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Dan Rather, the former "CBS Evening News" anchor, will appear on the network one last time in an interview done for an updated special on his career.

Couric preparing to take risks on CBS news

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Incoming "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric is working in New York with network executives to shape the broadcast and "try some new things."

Dan Rather to air news on HDNET

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather has signed on to host an hourlong weekly news program on Mark Cuban's HDNET, it was announced Monday.

Rather's departure not his choice

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Dan Rather let it be known that his break form CBS was definitely not his choice even though the network gave him a glowing sendoff.

Dan Rather signs off CBS for good

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Sean McManus, president of CBS News, Tuesday announced Dan Rather is leaving the network after 44 years as an anchor and reporter.

Dan Rather exits the CBS family

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Dan Rather's stint on CBS is coming to an end; the network said the man who sat in the anchor chair for 24 years will depart by this fall.

Favreau is host of WGA West Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jon Favreau will emcee the Writers Guild of America West Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, it was announced Sunday.

'60 Minutes' creator Arthur Bloom is dead

GRANDVIEW-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Award-winning CBS News director Arthur Bloom, who helped create "60 Minutes" and donated his watch for its opening credits, has died at age 63.

Euro political blogs lagging behind U.S.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Blogging in America has been transformed into a political watchdog post shaking up today's political and journalistic worlds; however, the same effect hasn't ma
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ABC News prepares for new look

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- ABC News says its "World News Tonight" with Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff will be different from CBS' failed experiment with Dan Rather and Connie Chung.

CBS News wooing Couric for anchor job

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric could end up behind the evening news desk at competitor CBS News.
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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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