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Dan Rather          

Iconic American Journalist and the Former News Anchor for the CBS Evening News

The voice, heart, and soul of American journalism, Dan Rather is one of the most recognized and renowned reporters of our time.

Over the past 40 years, Rather has been a part of history’s defining moments. With distinction and a fierce dedication to hard news, he has chronicled the events that have shaped our world. 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 1952. 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 the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement, numerous Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the CPJ Burton Benjamin Memorial Award, and citations from critical, scholarly, professional, and charitable organizations, Rather continued his award-winning reporting as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. He produces and hosts Dan Rather Reports, a weekly news program featuring hard-edged field reports, interviews and investigative pieces exclusively on HDNet. His new book, a memoir, is titled Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.

A compelling speaker, few can match the authority, experience, and perspective Rather offers on world events and the significance of journalism in our time.

Speech Topics

Leadership Principles from the World's Most Powerful Leaders

All Foreign Policy Is Local, All Economics Is Global: How US Foreign Policy Affects Our Economy

Fact vs. Fiction in Journalism: Misinformation & the Internet

Rather Outspoken: What I've Learned from a Lifetime of Reporting

An Evening with Dan Rather


Dan Rather Reflects on His Dramatic CBS Exit That Inspired 'Truth': "I Have a Lot of Wounds"

The iconic newsman, now 83, hasn't stepped foot inside CBS in nearly 10 years. But he still has plenty to report about politics (Trump), network news ("I'm glad Brian Williams is back") and seeing his biggest mistake on the big screen. "It's astounding how little truth there is in 'Truth,'" counters CBS.

Dan Rather on His CBS Departure Depicted in 'Truth' : People.com

Rather, who is played by Robert Redford in the film, says he has no regrets about the $70 million lawsuit he filed against CBS News after his departure.

TIFF 2015: Dan Rather Chokes Up at 'Truth' Premiere, Praises Film ...

Iconic CBS news anchor Dan Rather on Saturday praised the Robert Redford- starring Rathergate movie Truth for its accuracy and performances ahead of its ...

How Dan Rather Became the Only Good Newsman on Facebook ...

He's been out of the anchor's chair for over a decade and is about to turn 85. But Dan Rather's blend of foreboding and hope is reaching more people than ...

Dan Rather Worries That The Media Has Become 'A Business ...

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Sunday had some words of advice — and caution — for journalists covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald ...

Dan Rather launching weekly show on The Young Turks Network

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