After 44 years, Dan Rather will leave CBS by the end of the month, at the latest, industry sources said Friday. His departure could come as early as next week. Rather, 74, whose contract runs until late November, is working out the final details of his exit agreement, the sources say. Money is not an issue, they say. Among the sticking points: Whether Rather will have access to his archival CBS material.
Anchor of CBS Evening News for a record 24 years until being forced out in March ‘05 by the Memogate scanda, Rather was fighting to stay at the network in some “meaningful” capacity. It was clear that the network wanted him gone.
Yes, I remember it. Spanish TV anchors were enchanted with his news. You see, the Anti-Americanism, teh Anti-Bush campaign and that… It was a pity for them that the news were finally FALSE.