Episode 444: Dan Rather

Episode 444: Dan Rather

Dan Rather is a journalist, author, and the former anchor of CBS Evening News.”I knew that being named to succeed Walter Cronkite would put me in a position of inhaling—every day—a kind of NASA-grade rocket fuel for the ego. And that could be dangerous…. In the end, when the red light goes on, it's just you. You're by yourself.… And the longer you're in that role, the more difficult it is to stay true to yourself and to remember who you are and who you want to be.”

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Show notes:


70 Over 70 (Pineapple Street Studios • 2021)

01:00 Steady Substack newsletter

04:00 Reporting on Hurricane Carla (Sep 1961)

09:00 First night as CBS Evening News anchor (CBS News • Mar 1981)

21:00 Covering the India-Pakistan war (Sep 1965)

28:00 “A Lie, Is a Lie, Is a Lie” (Facebook • Jan 2017)

28:00 "Jim Crow Is Not Dead... And Why We Should Care" (Rather and Steady Team • Steady • Feb 2021)

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