Legendary Journalist & News Anchor
Those who hear Dan Rather speak often say that he is one of the most extraordinary communicators of our time. With more than 60 years spent chronicling our world and nation, few can match the authority, experience, and perspective that the famed newsman brings to almost any subject. From politics, the media, current events, and our country’s most pressing issues— to inspiring words of wisdom on leadership, education, social justice, civic involvement and the importance of philanthropy, Dan Rather speaks from the heart and treats audiences to a memorable encounter with a living legend. Read More >
It's Time for Journalist to Have Some Courage
Journalism and The Election
Learning From a Lifetime of Reporting
The Early Years
Sharing wisdom gained during an extraordinary career, Dan Rather brings his unique perspective to the past 60 years of world events and the major issues of our time. Read More >
His vast repertoire of subjects range from politics, government, world affairs, the economy and the state of the media, to reflections on our national character, the importance of the common good, citizenship and the most provocative issues making headlines today. Working closely with clients, Dan Rather frames his presentations to focus on preferred content areas — creating an presentation that is moving, memorable, and authentically Rather. Read Less ^
What makes a leader great? What principles do they share? What can we learn from our most admired—and most reviled leaders? Read More >
Dan Rather has interviewed every American President since Eisenhower and profiled world leaders ranging from Nelson Mandela to Fidel Castro and Saddam Hussein. In this insightful presentation, he shares what he has learned from heads of state, military commanders, and the most inspiring political figures of our time. He also recounts memorable examples of leadership under fire in warzones and during disasters, crises, and tumultuous times of social and political upheaval. Read Less ^
The rise of Donald Trump. The political revolution of Bernie Sanders. The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton. In a year when politics have been anything but predictable, Dan Rather puts it all in perspective. The rise of Donald Trump. The political revolution of Bernie Sanders. The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton. In a year when politics have been anything but predictable, Dan Rather puts it all in perspective.The rise of Donald Trump. The political revolution of Bernie Sanders. The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton. In a year when politics have been anything but predictable, Dan Rather puts it all in perspective.The rise of Donald Trump. The political revolution of Bernie Sanders. The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton. In a year when politics have been anything but predictable, Dan Rather puts it all in perspective. Read More >
Combining his firsthand experience covering every presidential election since 1952 with his new role at the forefront of digital journalism, Rather calls it like he sees it. His “Ratherisms”, tales from the campaign trail, and accounts of election night dramas will give remarkable insights into what it takes to become an American President. Read Less ^
"Fantastic!!! Dan was great. Amazing speech and he stayed late to visit with everyone in the book line. Awesome feedback from attendees."
"Mr. Rather was our best speaker to date. I received nothing but compliments about Mr. Rather and I am so pleased with the magnitude of responses. The Celebration Dinner was a wonderful and successful event, and it is due in large part to the fantastic keynote speech delivered by Mr. Rather. He was absolutely the icing on the cake for all the ACC members to cherish forever. Please thank Mr. Rather for honoring us with his presence and giving us his valued perspective on world events, like only he could do, with style and grace."
"We've had great feedback regarding the event as a whole as well as Dan Rather as a guest. We would highly recommend him. The attendees really enjoyed seeing the speaker engaged throughout the program and not just during the keynote. Thank you!"
"The event was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed having Mr. Rather and he was gracious and kind and very easy to work with. It was a very interesting program. Thank you for all of your help with the event!"
"The event went extremely well. The audience was one of the largest we’ve had, perhaps 1800 people. Mr. Rather is an absolute gentleman, wonderful to work with, and captivating from beginning to end."
"Mr. Rather was such a pleasure to have on campus. I have received so many compliments from our students, faculty/staff, and community! Thank you for all of your help with information and coordination. You helped us to make the event a success!"
"Your presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I especially appreciate the remarks you directed to our students about following their passion and preparing themselves to excel. I also gained a great deal from your assessment of news as entertainment and the risks we incur from the current trends."