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It's official: Dan Rather is out at CBS

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 20th 2006 12:01PM
Dan RatherAfter a couple of days of speculation, CBS News made it official today: Dan Rather is leaving the network after 44 years. His contract was supposed to run out in November, but he negotiated an early release because a) he wasn't being used much and b) he could not get a new contract from the network that guaranteed he would get work.

The network is working on a retrospective of Rather's career, which will air in the fall. They will also make a contribution to his alma mater, Sam Houston University.

So what's Rather's next step? Well, he may work for Mark Cuban's HDNet, or he may do something else. But chances are, this isn't the last we've seen of Gunga Dan.

[via Mediabistro]

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Todd Lokken

I'm wondering exactly where Dan will fit in. He's on the older side, so he unfortunately doesn't fit the mold that the networks are moving to (the young, hip anchor). Maybe MSNBC? But, isn't that where Donahue went, and was never heard from again?

June 20 2006 at 2:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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