CBS may be showing Dan Rather the door for good

Lo, how the mighty are fallen… I’m not a big fan of Rather, but his career crash has been both remarkably fast and noticeably harsh:

Actually, neither particularly fast nor harsh.

Once an anchor leaves the anchor desk they are, for all intents and purposes, out. Walter Cronkite, Roger Mudd, David Brinkley (after he left ABC), Max Robinson, Connie Chung. Cronkite continued to be an elder statesman type, but not for CBS. Mudd and Chung wound up on cable.

Rather, at least, was eased out.




I actually thought he was dead. Don’t know why.

You probably confused him with Peter Jennings.


Wasn’t Rather attacked in the subway a few years back. I kinda remember reading a very fun Mike Royko column about it.

What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

Yeah…that’s what I’m thinking of. If anyone can find a link to the Royko article it is some funny stuff.

I hope he goes to CNN or MSNBC and gets back to investigative reporting. He’s a good man and I’m sorry to see CBS treat him that way.