The voice, heart, and soul of American journalism, Dan Rather is one of the most recognized and renowned reporters of our time.
Over the past 40 years, Rather has been a part of history’s defining moments. With distinction and a fierce dedication to hard news, he has chronicled the events that have shaped our world. Rather has reported from the front lines around the globe, including such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Tiananmen Square, the Middle East, Bosnia, and Haiti. His legendary reporting skills and single-minded pursuit of the story have earned him universal respect among his peers and the public.
On the domestic front, Rather has covered nearly every major story, from the tragedy of 9/11 to President Clinton's impeachment. He has reported on the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, and every presidential campaign since 1952. The first to break the news of President Kennedy’s assassination, Rather has always given us an intimate glimpse at history in the making. He brings us the real story with grace, humanity, and substance.
The recipient of virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement, numerous Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the CPJ Burton Benjamin Memorial Award, and citations from critical, scholarly, professional, and charitable organizations, Rather continued his award-winning reporting as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He produces and hosts Dan Rather Reports, a weekly news program featuring hard-edged field reports, interviews and investigative pieces exclusively on HDNet. His new book, a memoir, is titled Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.
A compelling speaker, few can match the authority, experience, and perspective Rather offers on world events and the significance of journalism in our time.
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