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Rather, Dan

Overview
Works: 1,064 works in 1,515 publications in 3 languages and 36,920 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Historical films  Military history 
Roles: Author, Reporter, Host, Narrator, Performer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Correspondent, Commentator, Speaker, Other, Author of introduction, Director, Editor
Classifications: PN4874.R28, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dan Rather
The palace guard by Dan Rather( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... behind-the-scenes account of the Nixon administration and the men who ran it and the country before Watergate brought them down."
The American dream : stories from the heart of our nation by Dan Rather( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcast journalist Dan Rather recounts the inspirational stories of thirty people who pursued and achieved their own American Dream
Why We Fight( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexió sobre la relació entre la posició dels Estats Units d'Amèrica com a imperi i la seva història d'intervencions militars a l'estranger
Our times : America at the birth of the twentieth century by Mark Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought-provoking and humorous, and dozens of illustrations from contemporary sources
Harvest of shame( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented by CBS News correspondent Dan Rather, Murrow's Harvest of Shame is among the most famous television documentaries of all time. Richly photographed and arrestingly poignant, this long-acclaimed 1960 exposé on the degradation and exploitation of migrant farmworkers in the United States, some of whom worked for as little as a dollar a day, resonated deeply for a nation unfamiliar with such brutally honest depictions of living conditions that, as Murrow remarks, "wrong the dignity of man." Spokesmen for various groups present their views both for and against the use of migratory workers under the conditions seen. Televised to millions of Americans the day after Thanksgiving to better tap into their emotions, this documentary led to permanent changes in the laws protecting workers' rights and set the tone for a generation of investigative journalists. Harvest of shame was the final documentary of Murrow's career
Buying the war( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
America at war : the battle for Iraq : a view from the front lines( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD material "compiled from original footage and news reports in the CBS News Archives, an informative companion and a comprehensive reference to the battles fought in Iraq"--Back jacket
The Edward R. Murrow collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of "the life and groundbreaking work of Edward R. Murrow, America's most esteemed broadcast journalist"--Container
The best of See it now( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, The Best of "See It Now" features impressive highlights from one of TV's earliest documentary series, hosted by Murrow as his crossover from radio into television during the 1950s. Revolutionizing how news was delivered in a visual medium, See it now let viewers become intimate with the people who were directly shaping world events
This reporter by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by the late CBS News correspondent Charles Kuralt, This Reporter presents a compellingly candid portrait of Murrow's illustrious career and features rarely-seen clips from CBS News Archives and interviews with his esteemed peers. From his gutsy search for journalistic truths during the McCarthy era to his celebrated Person to Person chats with Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando, this in-depth documentary explores how Murrow's poineering work left an indelible mark on American broadcasting
Afghanistan : mullah, Marx, and mujahid by Ralph H Magnus( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2001 military campaign against the Taliban and al-Qa'ida resulted in unprecedented American interest in Afghanistan, and a plethora of instant experts arose to try to explain the country's volatile history. Magnus (who died in November 2000) and Naby are no instant experts but have expertise and extensive experience in Afghanistan, readily visible in this survey of modern Afghan history. The authors' overview of Afghanistan's complicated geography and demography is organized and well presented, as is their succinct survey of early Afghan history (from 500 BC to 1973 in less than 30 pages) -- though one wishes, given the important current role played by former king Zahir Shah, that Magnus and Naby would have told more about his four-decade rule (1933-73). Subsequent history is well narrated and accessible. The authors discuss imperialism without falling into the trap common to Western academics of blaming all of Afghanistan's woes upon foreigners. The analysis has balance and perspective. For example, they address (albeit only in passing) the Pushtun-nationalist rhetoric of successive Afghan governments in the 1950s through 1970s, a critical factor in understanding Pakistan's subsequent decision to back Islamist rather than ethnic nationalist groups in Afghanistan. Likewise, Magnus and Naby's treatment of the rise of the Taliban is well researched and balanced (and fortunately does not subscribe to the oil-company-conspiracy theories peddled by Pakistani author Ahmad Rashid in his well-known 2000 study of the Taliban). There are curious omissions in the narrative, though. Serious discussion of the United States arming of the mujahideen in the 1980s is absent, as is any serious focus on the evolution of the "Afghan Arabs," whose origins are more often than not shrouded in myth rather than reality. Usama bin Ladin is mentioned only in passing. Nevertheless, for those wishing to gain an understanding of the quagmire called Afghanistan, Magnus and Naby's book provides a good start."--Middle East Quarterly (Winter 2003) in www.meforum.org (Jan. 31, 2011)
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CBS News examines the facts of the extraordinary life of Malcolm X in exclusive, never-before-shown footage and excerpts from some of his most important speeches. Family, friends, and contemporary artists discuss his legacy in the Black community
Shadows of liberty( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We're left in no doubt--media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental."--Container
The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by CBS News correspondents, from its genesis in the days after World War II to its conclusion with the fall of Saigon
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather( )

in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If It Ain't Broke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan Rather investigates the critical state of America's infrastructure, focusing on bridges and impervious paved areas. Without proper maintenance and innovative design, bridges will continue to collapse and storm water will continue polluting water sources, from the California coast to Chesapeake Bay. Learn what is being done to address these issues
Ronald Reagan : A Life in Pictures by Robert Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text help chronicle the life of Ronald Reagan, discussing his childhood, his acting career, his years as president, his battle with Alzheimer's, and other related topics
A National Disgrace Revisited( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist Dan Rather uncovers the poor state of Detroit Public Schools in Michigan. Investigating the mismanagement, deficit, and high turnover rates of superintendents via interviews with the school board, former superintendent Dr. Connie Calloway, and Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, Rather discovers the situation is bleak in Detroit for the city's children. Over the course of eighteen months, Rather finds the failure of DPS to be a top-down educational system failure, with the student board's denial and dishonesty facilitating the decline. From savage battles between board members and employees to outraged community members to frustrated students, the entire public school system in Detroit is in crisis
Teachers Challenging Standardized Testing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video, learn about standardized testing methods mandated in public schools across the nation and the opposition against them. Dan Rather interviews school faculty members like Jesse Hagopian of Garfield High School in Seattle who is leading a boycott against testing methods deemed unfair by some. Learn what Hillsborough School District is doing to evaluate teachers and assist in the continued improvement of schools and students
When journalism gets a black eye : scandals and the Fourth Estate( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the long-term effects of journalism scandals? When the public's trust is damaged, what can the Fourth Estate do to repair it? And how is technology affecting journalism in the 21st century? To speak to those points, this ABC News program examines the notorious "60 Minutes" (Wednesday edition, September 8, 2004) incident involving George W. Bush's National Guard record. Anchor Dan Rather claimed to have documents showing that Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian had declared First Lieutenant Bush unfit for flight status for failure to obey an order to submit to a physical examination; the Killian files were later proven to be forgeries. Two related journalistic issues are briefly discussed: the growing influence of new media (it was a blog that first questioned the authenticity of the anti-Bush documents) and the opportunism of right-wing media, which accused CBS of pursuing a political agenda in reporting such a story at the height of the 2004 presidential campaign
 
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The American dream : stories from the heart of our nation
Alternative Names
Dan Rather Amerikaans journalist

Dan Rather journaliste américain

Dan Rather US-amerikanischer Journalist

Daniel Rather

Rather, Dan Irvin 1931-

Ден Разер

Дэн Разер американский журналист

דן ראת'ר

דען רעדער

دان راذير

댄 래더

ダン・ラザー

丹·拉瑟

Languages
English (185)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (2)

Covers
Why We FightOur times : America at the birth of the twentieth centuryAmerica at war : the battle for Iraq : a view from the front linesAfghanistan : mullah, Marx, and mujahidRonald Reagan : A Life in PicturesAnchors : Brokaw, Jennings, Rather and the evening newsLone star : the extraordinary life and times of Dan Rather