Dan Rather

Past Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

The voice, heart, and soul of American journalism, Dan Rather is one of the most recognized and renowned reporters of our time. Former award-winning news anchor for the CBS Evening News, he is now Managing Editor and anchor of a television news magazine Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel HDnet. Rather was anchor for the CBS Evening News for 24 years and also contributed to CBS’ 60 Minutes. Rather has been a part of history’s defining moments, from the JFK assassination to Watergate, Saddam Hussein and beyond. Hear first-hand accounts of his distinguished career on the May 24, 2010 voyage.

Rather has reported from the front lines around the globe, including such places as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Tiananmen Square, the Middle East, Bosnia, and Haiti. His legendary reporting skills and single-minded pursuit of the story have earned him universal respect among his peers and the public.

On the domestic front, Rather has covered nearly every major story, from the tragedy of 9/11 to President Clinton's impeachment. He has reported on the civil rights movement, Watergate, and every presidential campaign since 1960. The first to break the news of President Kennedy’s assassination, Rather has always given us an intimate glimpse at history in the making. He brings us the real story with grace, humanity, and substance.

The recipient of virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and citations from critical, scholarly, professional, and charitable organizations, Rather continues his award-winning reporting as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He also produces and hosts Dan Rather Reports, a weekly news program featuring hard-edged field reports, interviews and investigative pieces exclusively on HDNet. A compelling speaker, few can match the authority, experience, and perspective Rather offers on world events and the significance of journalism in our time.

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