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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Dan Departs



Tonight is the night.

After 24 years, Dan Rather, often portrayed as the poster boy for biased network news reporting, steps down as CBS Evening News anchor this evening. He'll then frame his CBS career with a prime-time retrospective at 8pm ET.

Some call his exit strategy intensely emotional, while others categorize it as unseemly and bizarre.

Whether you agree with his politics or not, Rather always made headlines and kept things interesting, even as his newscast became increasingly unwatchable and irrelevant. The affiliates are certainly happy he's going, and perhaps Les Moonves can pull a Murdoch and revitalize the evening news format.

So, we'll see you, Dan. The Bob Schieffer era (temporarily, at least) begins tomorrow. Courage!

1 other geekspeak:

  • he'll need lots of courage to find the frequency on 60 minutes.

    By Blogger joevideo, at 5:57 PM  

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