Dan Rather

Dan Rather

Highest Rated: 97% Human Nature (2019)

Lowest Rated: 77% The King (2017)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1931

Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, USA

Broadcast journalist Dan Rather built one of the longest - and most fascinating - careers in the history of American television news. Born in Texas, he graduated with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State. In the 1950s, Rather spent time working for multiple print news organizations, including the Associated Press. He also worked for a time broadcasting college football and minor league baseball on local radio. He moved into television in 1959, working for KTRK in Houston. He emerged on the national scene for the first time when he covered the destruction of Hurricane Carla for CBS in 1961. Rather was working for the network in Dallas at the time of President John Kennedy's assassination. His coverage of the national tragedy led to his being promoted to CBS's White House correspondent. His work for the network soon spread beyond just Washington. His subsequent reporting from Vietnam continued to raise his profile. He was famously attacked on the floor of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago while covering the event. Rather also led CBS's coverage of the Watergate story during Richard Nixon's presidency. While Walter Cronkite was the network's nightly news anchor, Rather began handling weekend anchoring duties in 1970. He later began a stint hosting the news magazine "60 Minutes" (CBS, 1968-) that lasted for six years. In 1981, he took over the desk of "CBS Evening News" after Cronkite retired. His time as anchor was marked by ratings fluctuations and various challenges. He was attacked by a deranged viewer in 1986 and walked off of a live broadcast in 1987. During his time as anchor, Rather worked on other news programs for CBS, including "48 Hours" (CBS, 1988-) and "60 Minutes II" (CBS, 1999-2005). It was a story on the later that eventually led to his leaving the network. In 2004, he reported on a series of memos, referred to as the "Killian Documents," that called into question President George W. Bush's National Guard service. After the findings were contested, the story ultimately had to be retracted and multiple staffers in the news division were fired. Rather retired from anchoring the "CBS Evening News" in March 2005. He continued working for the network on a limited basis before leaving for good in 2006. After exiting CBS, he began a partnership with billionaire Mark Cuban's broadcasting company, hosting "Dan Rather Reports" (HDNet/AXS-TV, 2006-13) and "The Big Interview" (AXS-TV, 2013-). He also offered a radio show entitled "Dan Rather's America" on satellite provider Sirius. A strong advocate of social media, Rather hosted a weekly news program, "The News with Dan Rather," that appeared on the YouTube.com channel, The Young Turks.

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Movies

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97% 72% Human Nature Executive Producer $5.3K 2019
95% 100% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins Himself (Character) $693.7K 2019
83% 75% Fail State Executive Producer - 2018
77% 54% The King Himself (Character) $253K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Voted? Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 79% All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State Unknown (Character) - 2014
50% No Score Yet One Pm Central Standard Time Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Richards' Texas Unknown (Character) - 2012

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather Host 2013-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018-2019 2014-2016 2012
No Score Yet 64% StarTalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet People Features Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Top Ten Revealed Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2017 2015 2013
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter Guest 2017
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2016 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dan Rather Reports Host 2006-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Green Live Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kalb Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside E Street Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chris Matthews Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012 2009 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
68% No Score Yet Dirty Sexy Money Himself (Guest Star) 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS Evening News Anchor 2005

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