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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).
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.