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|| For half a century, Dan Rather has covered the major news stories of our time: the civil rights movement, the assassination of JFK, Vietnam, Watergate, 9-11, Iraq, Afghanistan, Abu Ghraib. For twenty-four of those years, he was the network "face" of TV journalism as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. At the end of his tenure, he became part of the news himself. Now for the first time, Dan tells the real story of his final months at CBS, including his removal from the anchor chair in the wake of the controversy surrounding the story of George W. Bush and the Texas Air National Guard. He also exposes the frantic and secret behind-the-scenes machinations that followed. These clandestine maneuvers unmasked the "independence" of the investigation by the Thornburgh commission, revealing a news division that had, Rather believes, temporarily abandoned its principles in order to enhance the bottom line of the parent company. In Rather Outspoken, Dan looks back over his...
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