EASTLAND, TEX.—Three days before Dan Rather was to retire from the CBS Evening News on March 9, the man who gave him the suspicious memos that precipitated his departure as anchor sat in a Mexican restaurant here, 126 miles west of Dallas.
Former National Guardsman Bill Burkett, 55, has grown a full, white beard since Read More
In one of the curious accidents of recent history, Mary Mapes’ book about losing her job at CBS hit the shelves on Nov. 8—the morning before Judith Miller lost her job at The New York Times. It was a sad couple of days for journalism—we’ve had a tough run lately—but a great moment for Read More
In one of the curious accidents of recent history, Mary Mapes’ book about losing her job at CBS hit the shelves on Nov. 8—the morning before Judith Miller lost her job at The New York Times. It was a sad couple of days for journalism—we’ve had a tough run lately—but a great moment for anyone Read More
Last Friday, two of the CBS News staffers who’d been asked to resign over a 60 Minutes Wednesday segment about President Bush’s Air National Guard service finally did so, signing nondisclosure agreements in the process. That seemingly brought the network one step closer to concluding its six-month ordeal-just in time for anchor Dan Rather to Read More
On Sept. 20 of last year, CBS announced that it was employing an independent panel to investigate how 60 Minutes Wednesday had ended up relying on shaky-looking memos in its segment about President Bush’s past service in the Texas Air National Guard. The investigators, CBS said, would “determine what errors occurred in the preparation of Read More
“I have never been more confident of a story in my life.” So said Dan Rather, the face of CBS News for the past quarter century, moments after 60 Minutes broadcast its now-infamous report on Sept. 8 showing memos purportedly written by the late Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian which proved that George W. Bush Read More
“With respect: answer the questions,” said Dan Rather, the CBS News anchor. He was asking a direct question to President George W. Bush, his re-election campaign and his political allies in the press and on the Web. “We’ve heard what you have to say about the documents and what you’ve said and what your surrogates Read More
Spring isn’t here, but the Presidential campaign is, as charges and countercharges envelope the men who aspire to execute the laws.
Torments will not open my lips on one charge. Whenever it arises, Republicans should retire to a desert island, minus their cell phones, and if any enterprising journalist tracks them down, they must say, Read More