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Lone star : the extraordinary life and times of Dan Rather

Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2006.
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"Lone Star is the first biography to bring Dan Rather to life while examining the full scope and breadth of his impact on the world. In this book, longtime CBS News writer and producer Alan Weisman presents a balanced look at the controversial newsman who defeated overwhelming odds when he succeeded Walter Cronkite as CBS News anchorman and whose newscast was #1 for almost a decade but whose fall from grace was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weisman, Alan, 1950-
Lone star.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006
(OCoLC)607753750
Named Person: Dan Rather; Dan Rather
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Weisman
ISBN: 9780471792178 0471792179
OCLC Number: 65521476
Description: xi, 254 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Thanks for the memories --
Never stay down and never quit --
From the Big D to D.C. to the VC --
Nixon and Gunga Dan --
Life without Walter Cronkite --
Seduced and abandoned --
What is the frequency? --
Live fire --
Surviving --
Blinded by the light --
Edward R. Murrow is dead --
Picking up the pieces.
Responsibility: Alan Weisman.
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"Lone Star is the first biography to bring Dan Rather to life while examining the full scope and breadth of his impact on the world. In this book, longtime CBS News writer and producer Alan Weisman presents a balanced look at the controversial newsman who defeated overwhelming odds when he succeeded Walter Cronkite as CBS News anchorman and whose newscast was #1 for almost a decade but whose fall from grace was the swiftest and steepest in the history of television." "The author draws upon scores of revealing interviews with Rather's colleagues, including former CBS News presidents and current 60 Minutes correspondents as well as producers, writers, and television critics. He sheds new light on Rather's exchanges with President Nixon that forever branded him as anti-Establishment and anti-Republican; Rather's reports from Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and war-torn Somalia; his heated live interview with Vice President Bush on the Iran-Contra affair; the strange episodes in his personal life that seem to happen only to Rather; his disastrous on-air pairing with co-anchor Connie Chung; and the full story of the scandal that became known as Memogate and its impact on CBS News and broadcast journalism at large."--BOOK JACKET.

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