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Dan Rather
(1931-____) born on
Oct 31
US news anchorman. He has been the anchor for "The CBS Evening News" since 1981; co-editor of "Sixty Minutes" and host of "48 hours."
         
   
F
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'

R
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
A
You'd better do what you feel good about doing. If we [try] to figure out what it is the audience wants and then try to deliver it to them, we're lost souls on the ghost ship forever.
N
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
K
Anyone who says network news cannot be profitable doesn't know what he is talking about. But anyone who says it must "always," make money is misguided and irresponsible.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: "I Remember."
A: On job of CBS president Howard Stringer, quoted by Peter J Boyer "CBS News in Search of Itself," in NY "Times," 28 Dec 86
N: In "The Fourth 637 Best Things Anybody Ever Said," ed. Robert Byrne, 1990.
K: In NY "Times," 10 Mar 87
   


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