CBS NEWS WILL MARK DAN RATHER'S 24 YEARS AS ANCHOR AND
MANAGING EDITOR OF THE "CBS EVENING NEWS"
WITH A PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
CBS News will mark Dan Rather's 24 years as anchor and managing editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS with a one-hour primetime CBS News special. The program, DAN RATHER: A REPORTER REMEMBERS, will be broadcast Wednesday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Rather announced last November that he would step down from the broadcast on that day, exactly 24 years from his first day in the anchor chair for the broadcast. He will continue to work full-time at CBS News as a correspondent for both editions of 60 MINUTES, as well as on other assignments for the Division.
The hour is a candid memoir of Rather's extraordinary career, told in his own words. The story spans the past 50 years of his life and of the nation's history. The special will contain never-before-seen footage from the CBS News archives.
Susan Zirinsky is the executive producer of DAN RATHER: A REPORTER REMEMBERS. Al Briganti is executive editor of the special, and Judy Tygard and Michael Rosenbaum are the producers.