Dan Rather was the 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 announced on November 22, 2004, that he was retiring as news anchor on the Evening News on March 9, 2005.
Rather sues CBS
On September 19, 2007, Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against CBS, "alleging the network made him a 'scapegoat' for a discredited story about" President George W. Bush's National Guard service. Also named in the suit are "CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves, Viacom Inc., Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward. (At the time Viacom Inc. owned CBS. But Viacom and CBS Corp. split into two different companies in January 2006.)"
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- Bryan Curtis, "Dan Rather. The anchor as madman," Slate, September 21, 2004.
- Dave Eberhart, "How the Blogs Torpedoed Dan Rather," NewsMax, January 28, 2005.
- Joe Hagan, "CBS News' Boss Hired Private Eye To Source Memos," The New York Observer, February 27, 2005. re Erik T. Rigler
- Joe Hagan, "Dan Rather's Long Goodbye: Who Done It?" The New York Observer, March 13, 2005.
- Joan Walsh, "Who killed Dan Rather? Bloggers are claiming their first scalp. But the old media isn't dead yet -- and the new media can never replace it," Salon, May 9, 2005.
- Cal Fussman, "What I've Learned: Dan Rather. Journalist, 73, New York City," Esquire, August 1, 2005.
- Kyle Monson, "Dan Rather Issues Warning About the Future of News," PC Mag, April 26, 2007.
- Tom Shales, "Dan Rather Takes On Network News With His Tart Remark," Washington Post, June 13, 2007.
- Kim Zetter, "Dan Rather Investigates Voting Machines -- Uncovers New Surprises About ES&S Touch-Screens," Threat Level Blog/WIRED, August 13, 2007.
- Michelle Nichols, "Dan Rather sues CBS for $70 million," Reuters, September 19, 2007.
- Greg Palast, "Silenced Rather Sues CBS. Read the story behind the lawsuit," GregPalast.com, September 19, 2007.
- Howard Kurtz, "Dan Rather Sues CBS, Seeking To 'Restore His Reputation'," Washington Post, September 20, 2007.
- Byron York, "Dan Rather’s Conspiracy Theory. The former anchorman alleges CBS shut him up to protect George W. Bush," National Review Online, September 20, 2007.
- Mary Mapes, "Courage for Dan Rather," The Huffington Post, September 20, 2007.
- Joseph Cannon, "Rather interesting," Cannonfire Blogspot, September 20, 2007.
- Marcy Wheeler, "CBS Collaborates in Torture" and "Two More Details on the Rather Complaint," The Next Hurrah Blog, September 20, 2007. re Abu Ghraib
- Howard Kurtz, "Discussing His Lawsuit Against CBS, Dan Rather Is Sticking to His Story," Washington Post, September 21, 2007.
- Mike Aivaz and Muriel Kane, "Dan Rather: 'Somebody's got to take a stand and say democracy cannot survive... with government interference in news'," The Raw Story, September 21, 2007.
- "Dan Rather making a stand with lawsuit," Hollywood Reporter (Reuters), September 21, 2007.
- Jonah Goldberg, "I’m Rather Grateful. You go, Dan!" National Review Online, September 21, 2007.
- Bill Van Auken, "Dan Rather sues CBS for making him a 'scapegoat' to appease Republican right," WSWS, September 21, 2007.
- Eli, "The Rather Lather," Firedoglake Blog, September 21, 2007.
- Mary McNamara, "Dan Rather wanders too far off script. The former news anchor's explanation of his $70-million lawsuit includes too many self-indulgent asides," Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2007.
- Marcy Wheeler, "Abu Ghraib, Hamdi, and Rather," The Next Hurrah Blog, October 2, 2007.
- Marcy Wheeler, "In Govt We Do Not Trust," The Next Hurrah Blog, October 3, 2007.
- David Shedden, "Rather Timeline and Resources," Poynter Online.
- Dan Rather, IMDb.com.
- Dan Rather, The Museum of Broadcast Communications.
- Rathergate in the Wikipedia.
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