Dan Rather

The Four Dark Days: Television Covers The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

November 22nd, 2013
John F. Kennedy

November 22, 1963. The mere mention of the date is enough for most Americans to recall the tragic events of that Friday, the day that turned out to be President John F. Kennedy's last. Many of the journalists we've interviewed for the Archive reported on the events surrounding Kennedy's death for their respective news outlets.

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Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served

November 11th, 2013
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"Television brought the war home in a way that had never been done before. I can remember the Korean War as a kid, and I didn’t see this [Vietnam War] on television that way. I mean there it was, every night in your living room. You are forced to confront the reality of what is going on there.

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Dan Rather on JFK, 9 / 11, CBS News, and more

May 3rd, 2011

"For anyone who loves a craft, loves news (reporting)... the bedrock requirement is to love the news, which I did."

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