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Television / Rather / A Discussion #782701

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The end of the long career of "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather, who will make his last broadcast tonight, reviewed; inset video shown of Rather's farewell "courage" speech. Statements from CBS Mike Wallace & Don Hewitt about Rather quoted. [March 7, on "Wolf Blitzer Reports," former anchor Walter CRONKITE - says Dan gave the impression of playing a role.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Harvard University Shorenstein Center's Marvin Kalb & NYU school of journalism Jay Rosen about Rather. [From Washington, KALB - says he cannot account for the harsh & mean-spirited view of Rather; comments on the CBS special hour show on Rather; states the industry has changed profoundly.] [In-studio, ROSEN - says Rather has been a cultural symbol for an arrogant press; compares Rather to fellow anchors Peter Jennings & Tom Brokaw; states the era of the authoritative anchor is over because the media has fractured.]

Brown, Aaron

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