Deadlines and Datelines by Dan Rather

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Ranging from political campaigns to public school crises to turmoil in Russia, the bestselling author and CBS Evening News anchor examines the tragedies and triumphs that shape our nation. Complete with new essays on recent events, Rather explores America at the end of the twentieth century and looks ahead to its future as we enter the twenty-first. With his distinctive blend of frontline energy and a journalist's knack for a good story, Rather looks at the awesome struggles and everyday accomplishments he's witnessed at home and around the globe. With candor, compassion, and sometimes irreverence, Rather examines world leaders and local heroes.

Deadlines and Datelines is not without lighter moments. In one laugh-out-loud essay, Rather skewers the phenomenon of "dumb bass," or bass that are bred to go after any hook in sight. On the culture beat, Rather offers personal interviews and insightful appreciations as well as a compelling tribute to JFK, Jr. Throughout these essays, Rather offers readers a wide range of though-provoking observations, and shows yet again the skill and intelligence that have made him "part of our world" for more than four decades.

 

About Dan Rather

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Dan Rather has received virtually every honor in broadcast journalism, including numerous Emmy Awards and the Peabody Award. He is anchor and managing editor of "CBS Evening News", anchor of "48 Hours", and correspondent for "60 Minutes II." He is also the author of such bestsellers as "Deadlines & Datelines, The Camera Never Blinks, and The Palace Guard". He lives in New York City with his wife, Jean.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Morrow, William, & Co., Inc.. 220 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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They appeared originally as either a newspaper or magazine article or as a broadcast from Rather’s daily radio program, and are categorized here into five chapters: “In the News, Across America,” “Foreign Policies, Global Perspectives,” “The Washington Scene: Politics and Politicians,” “Tributes,...

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Like his rival anchors, Rather has been busy writing, but this book doesn't aim to rival Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation or Peter Jennings's The Century, let alone Rather's own engaging memoirs.

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