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About Dan Rather
Daniel Irvin Rather started his career in journalism as a reporter for the Associated Press in 1950. He transitioned to television reporting in 1959 with the ABC affiliate, KTRK-TV in Houston. It was at KHOU-TV, also in Houston, two years later that he came to national prominence for showing a radar image map of Hurricane Carla which prompted 350,000 persons to evacuate safely. As the news anchor for “CBS Evening News” for 24 years, he became one of the United States’ “Big Three” nightly news anchors from the 1980s to the early 2000s.
His parents’ names were Byrl Veda Page and Daniel Irvin Rather Sr. He has been married to Jean Goebel since 1957. They have two children together.
He is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame. From 1975 to 20014, he received 7 Peabody Awards.
His colourful live broadcast analogies and descriptions were nicknamed “Ratherisms”.
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Famous quotes by Dan Rather
A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy.Dan Rather
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.Dan Rather
As long as I have my health, I want to be reporting somewhere.Dan Rather
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.Dan Rather
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.Dan Rather
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.Dan Rather
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.Dan Rather
I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II.Dan Rather
I respect and empathize with reporters and editors who must compete in today's environment. And I know full well that when I've been covering campaigns, which I still do, I've made my mistakes and have been far from perfect.Dan Rather
I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources.Dan Rather
If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle.Dan Rather
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.Dan Rather
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.Dan Rather
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.Dan Rather
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.Dan Rather
This much we know: Journalism is not a precise science. It's, on its best day, is a crude art. We make mistakes I make mistakes. With more than 50 years as a journalist, I have at least had the opportunity to blow more stories, make more mistakes than maybe anybody in television.Dan Rather
To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.Dan Rather
Dan Rather's Popularity
Dan Rather is a famous American journalist, who was born on October 31, 1931. As a person born on this date, Dan Rather is listed in our database as the 38th most popular celebrity for the day (October 31) and the 31st most popular for the year (1931).
People born on October 31 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Dan Rather is the 1104th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Dan Rather's birthday, Dan Rather is the 8130th most famous American.
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