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2006-07-13 13:42:29

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather says he has considered filing a lawsuit against the network where he had worked for 44 years. Appearing Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live," Rather paused after a question from King and then said he wouldn't talk about whether he would file a lawsuit against CBS. But he acknowledged, "I can't say that I've never thought about it." It wasn't clear from the interview what Rather considered to be...

2006-06-22 21:47:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Calling it a "sad, bloody story," veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace expressed regret about Dan Rather's departure from CBS News but said Rather wasn't finished yet. "You wait and see, he's going to find his place," Wallace told a packed house on Wednesday at the annual conference of PromaxBDA in New York. "We're going to be hearing from Dan. He's a superb reporter." Wallace and CNN host Larry King received the...

2006-06-22 18:41:25

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Calling it a "sad, bloody story," veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace expressed regret about Dan Rather's departure from CBS News but said Rather wasn't finished yet. "You wait and see, he's going to find his place," Wallace told a packed house on Wednesday at the annual conference of PromaxBDA in New York. "We're going to be hearing from Dan. He's a superb reporter." Wallace and CNN host Larry King received the...

2006-06-21 16:28:38

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said on Wednesday he was sorry about the bitter departure of newsman Dan Rather, who left the broadcaster after protracted talks to renew his contract fell apart. Rather left CBS News on Monday, capping a distinguished 44-year career as senior statesman of the U.S. news media. But despite his longstanding role as the face of the CBS newscast, media watchers said Rather appeared to have been slowly pushed off the air since...

2006-06-21 16:49:28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said on Wednesday he was sorry about the bitter departure of newsman Dan Rather, who left the broadcaster after protracted talks to renew his contract fell apart. Rather left CBS News on Monday, capping a distinguished 44-year career as senior statesman of the U.S. news media. But despite his longstanding role as the face of the CBS newscast, media watchers said Rather appeared to have been slowly pushed off the air since...

2006-06-21 02:03:09

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Dan Rather's high-flying and sometimes controversial career at CBS News came to the end of the road on Tuesday with the announcement that he would retire from the network after 44 years. Rather, 74, had been under contract through the end of November, but it was clear that a new deal with the network that would include a correspondent's job at "60 Minutes" wasn't in the cards. It's unclear what Rather will do now, but he's sifting...

2006-06-20 13:57:17

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsman Dan Rather has left CBS News in a bitter departure clouded by a reporting scandal over President George W. Bush's military record, ending 44 years as reporter, anchor and the face of the network. His career spanned highlights of recent U.S. history, from President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination to the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. Rather said his departure on Tuesday came after "a protracted...

2006-06-20 09:44:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Broadcasting giant Dan Rather will leave CBS News after 44 years as anchor and reporter where he built a reputation as a hard-driving journalist known for his quirky turn of phrase, the network said on Tuesday. "Of all the famous names associated with CBS News, the biggest and brightest on the marquee are (Edward R.) Murrow, (Walter) Cronkite and Rather," said Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports. "With the utmost respect, we mark the extraordinary and...

2006-06-18 21:26:17

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather's departure from the network where he worked for the past 44 years could be finalized as soon as Monday (June 19), and he already might have landed another gig. HDNet chief Mark Cuban confirmed Friday that he and Rather are discussing a deal that would have Rather anchoring a one-hour weekly interview/newscast on the high-definition premium channel. Rather told the New York Times he was intrigued by the...

2006-06-15 18:36:26

(Corrects year of reporting scandal in second paragraph) By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dan Rather, once one of the most powerful men in U.S. television news, says he is preparing to leave the CBS network after more than four decades as an anchorman and reporter. Rather, whose reputation was tarnished by a reporting scandal in 2004, said in an interview published on Thursday on trade magazine Television Week's Web site that he was in talks to leave CBS News when his...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.