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Dan Rather

"Astonished" by the Vietnam Briefing
To Show, or Not to Show, the Difficult Pictures
Getting Out Alive in Afghanistan
Face to Face with Saddam Hussein, 1990

Dan Rather begins his career in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas. He joins CBS News in 1962. Rather's war coverage includes Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and Yugoslavia. In 1981, he becomes anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News." Rather also anchors "48 Hours" and is a correspondent for "60 Minutes II." His latest book is "The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation."