Analysis: Relevant nightly news

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The announcement that Dan Rather is retiring from the CBS News main anchor chair next March, and next week's departure of Tom Brokaw from the NBC anchor chair,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jon Stewart has 20somethings' trust

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- People in their 20s reportedly trust Comedy Central's Jon Stewart for political news more than they do CBS' Dan Rather and ABC's Peter Jennings.

Dan Rather stepping down as CBS anchor

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Veteran TV newscaster Dan Rather announced Tuesday he will leave his post as anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News."

Celebrity auction for Heart Association

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A lineup of celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric are raising funds online for the American Heart Association.

Analysis: Too close to call?

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- TV news divisions went into election night promising not to project winners in states where vote totals for President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry were too close to call, but the discipline didn't hold, as Fox News called Bush a winner
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2004 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

Andy Rooney has remedy for CBS News

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Expanded world news might reestablish CBS News' credibility after the scandal about the questionable National Guard documents, newsman Andy Rooney said.

GOP candidate uses Rather flap in ad

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas GOP congressional candidate, the Hotline reported Friday, is the first to use the CBS document flap to cast doubt on his opponent's credibility. In what the Hotline calls, "the highly competitive battle" for Texas 1st Congressional District, Repub

Report: Burkett denies working with Kerry

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Texas man at the center of the flap over a CBS report on President George W. Bush's guard service denied Thursday working with the Kerry campaign. Bill Burkett, a former Texas Air National Guard officer, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he still

Karl Rove denies role in CBS document flap

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- White House political adviser Karl Rove has denied that he was behind the release of questionable documents to CBS News, the Washington Times said Thursday. Rove, appearing at a luncheon with the paper's editorial staff Wednesday, rejected suggestions by

CBS sets panel to probe '60 Minutes' story

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- CBS News has named a former Republican U.S. attorney general and a retired news executive to look into its reporting on President Bush's military service.

Watercooler Stories

Video shows U.S. hostage beheaded ... CBS acknowledges flaws in Bush story ... Electronic voting machines not trusted ... AFLAC duck honored as beloved ad icon ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

CBS acknowledges flaws in Bush story

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- CBS News, enmeshed in an embarrassing controversy over its claim to documents proving President Bush shirked military service, backed down Monday.

CBS' Rather remains firm on Bush memos

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- In the face of growing controversy, CBS anchor Dan Rather Wednesday stood by a story suggesting George W. Bush dodged his Texas National Guard commitment.

Clinton candid on Oprah

CHICAGO, June 22 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton told a star-struck audience at the Oprah show they should judge politicians on their positions and remember they are human.
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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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