09 March 2005

Rather Final

Today marks the end of an era for CBS News and Dan Rather.

Here's an audio link to "A Critic's View of Dan Rather's Last Day" on NPR.

Finally, the following below was posted by Carey Fox in the Countdown email newsletter on MSNBC:

"Meanwhile, Walter Cronkite hardly waxes poetic regarding Rather's departure... Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather's predecessor at the "CBS Evening News," said Monday that Rather's replacement by Bob Schieffer was overdue.

But the idea that Rather is leaving under a cloud... is bunk. The man has a decades-long career, some mistakes included. The press has largely missed the point on the National Guard story anyway..."
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