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Analysis: Bill clinton, superstar

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton, whose memoir, "My Life," is coming to U.S. bookstores on June 22, is about to embark on a promotional tour likely to stoke public
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: AFI honors Meryl Streep

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- An all-star Hollywood lineup turned out for the American Film Institute tribute to Meryl Streep, but a series of testimonials from the likes of Robert De Niro,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Brokaw hangs 'em up

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw's impending retirement as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" might shake up the ratings competition among the major network news divisions, but it doesn'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

NBC's Tom Brokaw set to retire

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw has announced his retirement as anchor of "NBC Nightly News," a position the TV newsman has held since 1983.

Review: 'Shameless Exploitation'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Shameless Exploitation" is a funny, informative and touching book, which was written by two crazy guys, Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner, and tells the story of how movie star Paul Newman got into the gourmet food business.
SHIRLEY SAAD

Oprah voted top TV personality

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- For the second consecutive year, Oprah Winfrey has been voted the most popular TV personality in the U.S., Zap2It.com reported Friday.

shameless exploitation

(book of the week: exploitation) Book of the Week: "Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good: The Madcap Business Adventure by the Truly Oddest Coup
SHIRLEY SAAD

Biological kids deny parents hurt adoptees

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A New Jersey couple accused of starving their adopted sons are being defended by their biological children.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2003 with 61 to follow.
By United Press International

Fox News, Brokow win Nielsen ratings

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- The Fox News Channel commands essentially half of the cable news viewers while NBC's "Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" surged ahead of the competiton.

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

War forces change in TV plans

The unpredictable nature of war in Iraq continued to wreak havoc with broadcast coverage of the NCAA Tournament Friday.
By United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Former President Bill Clinton and his onetime White House opponent Bob Dole will go head to head in a series of televised debates.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Commentary: Congressman Billybob Sez

HIGHLANDS, N.C., March 6 (UPI) -- This is not a war about the grip of one dictator on one nation. It is about the future of the international community. Its positive effects will only begin, not end, with the demise of Saddam's dictatorship in Iraq.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

There is a clause in Billy Bush's contract to host NBC's new prime-time game show "Let's Make a Deal" that says network publicists are forbidden from mentioning his relationship to the guy living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
ELLEN BECK, 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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