Dan Rather

Alive

Born: 10/31/1931
Age: 86

Full name: Dan Irvin Rather Jr.
Noted For: TV news reporter and correspondent (CBS News, 1962-81); news anchor, "CBS Evening News" (1981-2005). Reported the President Kennedy assassination (1963). Angrily walked off the set when a newscast was delayed by a tennis match, causing six minutes of dead air to be broadcast (1987). Reported a story critical of President Bush's National Guard service when all other major news organizations had determined the documents supporting the story to be forged (2004).
Quotation: "Courage."

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