What We Saw by CBS News
The Events of September 11, 2001, in Words, Pictures, and Video

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To coincide with the first anniversary of the atrocities of September 11 comes a one of a kind record of the events as they unfolded on that fateful day. In words, pictures and video, WHAT WE SAW is a unique historical record of the events of September 11th. This unique and moving book records how we learned about this international tragedy and came to understand and survive it. Through still photography, video footage and the accounts of survivors and journalists, the events of that horrific day are brought vividly to life.

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Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas, October 31, 1931. He attended Sam Houston State College at Huntsville, Texas, and earned his B.A. in Journalism in 1953. He went on to earn his Law degree from the University of Houston and South Texas School of Law. After graduation he became a Journalism instructor at Sam Houston State College and worked for United Press International, and the Houston Chronicle as a news writer, reporter, and news director. He joined the CBS radio affiliate KTRH in Houston in the mid-late 1950s. He became the director of news and public affairs for CBS television affiliate KHOU in Houston in the late 1950s to 1961. From 1961 to 1964 he was the chief of CBS's southwestern bureau in Dallas. In 1963 he became the CBS White House Correspondent, and two years later the chief of the CBS London bureau for a year. In 1966 he was a war correspondent in Vietnam and returned to a position as CBS White House correspondent from 1966 to 1974. In 1974, Rather became the anchor-correspondent for CBS Reports for a year before becoming the correspondent and co-editor for 60 Minutes until 1981. He has been an anchor for Dan Rather Reporting on the CBS Radio Network since 1977 and anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather form 1981 to 2005. In 1988 he became the anchor for 48 Hours and has anchored numerous CBS news specials. Rather is the recipient of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters' awards for spot news coverage in 1956 and 1959. He has received numerous Emmy Awards for his outstanding news reports. In May 2007, Rather received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, for his lifetime contributions to journalism. Rather is also a columnist whose work is distributed by King Features Syndicate. On May 28, 2007, Rather compared historical events to events in the Star Wars films in the History Channel special, "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed". Rather continues to speak out against alleged influence in journalism by corporations and governments. At a recent conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sponsored by the group Free Press, Rather criticized both local and national news organizations, stating, according to reports, that there is no longer incentive to do "good and valuable news." Rather has since resumed his career with HDNet, a high-definition cable television station as a producer and hosts a weekly one-hour show called Dan Rather Reports as of October 24, 2006. Rather also has contributed as a guest on The Chris Matthews Show, and on The Daily Show. He has also formed an independent company called News and Guts Media.
Published August 20, 2002 by Simon & Schuster. 144 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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Among the dedicated CBS reporters covering the tragedy was Carol Marin, who fled the WTC collapse and continued uptown to the CBS News studio, still covered in dust and debris when she went on the air with Rather.

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Seattle PI

Regina Spektor brings her usual mix of bouncy rhythms, occasional melancholy, and clever imagery to What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, the newest album from the Russian-American singer-songwriter.

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The Age

Reviewer's rating: 4/5 There's a song on Regina Spektor's sixth album that has the shove-in-the-chest drums, the punchy compressed sound and odd overlaid element (in this case, a big choir, briefly interposed) you would normally find in the kind of pop song written by Swedish production house...

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