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Rather, Dan

Works: 943 works in 1,216 publications in 4 languages and 28,308 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Military history  Pictorial works  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Interviews  Drama 
Roles: Author, Host, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Correspondent, Commentator, Editor, Reporter, Interviewer, Director
Classifications: PN4874.R28, B
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Most widely held works about Dan Rather
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Most widely held works by Dan Rather
The palace guard by Dan Rather( Book )
13 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,575 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 )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,076 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 by Frank Capra( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,680 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 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thought-provoking and humorous, and dozens of illustrations from contemporary sources
Harvest of shame ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 681 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 expose on the plight of migrant farm workers resonated deeply for a nation unfamiliar with such brutally honest depictions of living conditions that, as Murrow remarks, "wrong the dignity of man."
Buying the war ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 456 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 453 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 415 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 400 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
The American dream stories from the heart of our nation by Dan Rather( Recording )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "look at how our nation's earliest ideals resonate in today's world, The American Dream shows us ... that America is still a place where hard work, dedication, and vision can transform dreams into reality ... Dan Rather ... has gathered the stories of ordinary men and women who are accomplishing the extraordinary, and demonstrates how the American dream guides us as individuals and as a society, binding us together even amid the fragmenting and self-isolating tendencies of modern American life"--Container
This reporter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 366 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 )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 340 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." -- from Middle East Quarterly (Winter 2003) in (Jan. 31, 2011)
The Real Malcolm X an intimate portrait of the man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 294 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
The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 250 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
People of the century [one hundred men and women who shaped the last one hundred years] ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This century's most influential people were selected by the editors of Time magazine and featured in a series of documentaries produced by CBS News. Here, their profiles are crafted by this era's finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel, to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes, and more."--Container
Disconnected politics, the press, and the public ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel discussion focusing on the current state of the press coverage in its role to inform the public and to reflect the public's concerns especially in view of the election process
Juveniles and the death penalty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at the cases of people who killed before they were 18; interviews prosecutors, defense attorneys, and family about appropriate punishment in such cases
Legacy of shame ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the situation of migrant farm laborers in the United States, covering topics such as pesticide risks, employment and immigration regulations, and documenting the efforts of advocates to provide equitable employment opportunities
After ten years the court and the schools ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling made it clear that segregation would not be tolerated and that states must comply with federal law. In this program, filmed ten years after Brown, news correspondents report on the mixed progress made toward integrating public schools in Nashville, New Rochelle, New Orleans and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Stumbling blocks such as faculty segregation, busing and segregational zoning are examined. A discussion featuring Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Georgia Governor Carl Sanders and Ex-Secretary of the NAACP, Roy Wilkins concludes the program
Journalists killed in the line of duty ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through startling footage and powerful interviews with friends, families, colleagues and eyewitnesses, experience the remarkable lives and tragic deaths of journalists killed in the line of duty
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Alternative Names
Rather, Dan Irvin 1931-
English (170)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (1)
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