Dan Rather reflects on his 60-year career in journalism. He says he can’t remember a time he didn’t want to be a journalist. In 44 years at CBS News, Dan Rather reported from the front lines of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He was the first network reporter to confirm President Kennedy’s assassination. He stayed on air for 18 hours straight after the September eleventh attacks. But he was pushed out of the anchor chair at CBS Evening News eight years ago after documents he used in a piece about President George W. Bush’s National Guard Service were discredited. career and defends his reputation. Dan Rather explains why he still stands behind the truth of the story.

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  • Dan Rather managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel HDNet and former anchor of the CBS Evening News.

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Excerpt from Dan Rather’s “Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News.” Copyright 2012 by Dan Rather. All rights reserved. Reprinted here by permission of Grand Central Publishing:

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