View Full Version : Dan Rather running out of time at CBS

06-15-2006, 04:24 PM
CBS executives have decided there is no future role at the network for Dan Rather, making it certain that the man who sat in the anchor chair for 24 years will depart by this fall.

These executives recognize Rather's contributions over four decades and are not trying to boot him because of the controversy surrounding his botched story on President Bush and the National Guard, say network sources who declined to be named while discussing a sensitive personnel matter. But the executives concluded there was no room for Rather at "60 Minutes," particularly with incoming anchor Katie Couric planning to report a half-dozen stories a year and the hiring of CNN's Anderson Cooper as a part-time contributor.

Rather's contract expires in November, but the sources say he might leave before that, depending on negotiations with CBS.


06-15-2006, 05:44 PM
Dude took on the most thankless, difficult job in TV news: succeeding Walter Cronkite. And he held onto it for 24 years to boot. Didn't always like his style, but you can't doubt his moxie.

06-15-2006, 05:52 PM
Dan is still convinved that Bush's military service documents were not forgeries. The only reason Dan got an anchor job is because he was part of the JFK assassination coverup. HONEST.

Jimmy James
06-15-2006, 10:18 PM
It will be interesting where Dan ends up (assuming he wants to end up somewhere). If I'm FNC, I think Greta has run her course and decide to put him on at 10. Wouldn't that be fun?