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‘He’s been there. He’ll be there.’ (Sorry, NBC News, but CBS used the slogan first)

Brian Williams: “He’s been there. He’ll be there.” 1988: “Dan Rather. He’s been there. He’ll be there” at 0:18 mark (youtube.com) 2015: Brian Williams “Been there/Be there” ad from The Week (jimromenesko.com) Update: Ouch! - h/t Scott Charton

Dan Rather in 1982 CBS Report: TV Crew Members ‘Knocked to the Ground’ in Riots Where O’Reilly Was

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

As Bill O'Reilly continues to face accusations, now from multiple former CBS News colleagues, that he has exaggerated the situation in Buenos Aires at the end of the Falkland Islands war, Mother Jones, which first reported on the "inconsistencies," has posted the full 1982 CBS report on the end of the war on its YouTube account.

Overnight Open Thread (2-9-2015)

Quote of the Day Danger is his middle name. It used to be Dan Rather's middle name, but Brian bought it at Dan's yard sale a few years back. The "rounds coming into the airframe" is also a nice touch....

What Has Dan Rather Got Against Brian Williams?

(Steven Hayward) Dan Rather has come to the defense of Brian Williams, calling Williams “an honest man.”  Dan ought to know!  Is he trying to destroy Williams?  (Maybe he thinks he can get the anchor chair himself.)  Good thing I wasn’t...Show More Summary

Morning Static: BETTER CALL SAUL, DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES & More!

Dan Rather Supports Brian Williams: He’s an ‘Honest, Decent Man’ • This Week in Tech: GoPro to Launch Streaming Channel on Roku • Friday Fun: Fictional Billionaires Charted From Good To Evil • Awwwwwwww Alert: 3-year-old cancer patient dressed as Wonder Woman gets actress Lynda Carter’s attention • Count Me In: Baz Luhrmann Is […]

Rather symmetrical

(Scott Johnson) Dan Rather is either a little lacking in self-awareness or he wants to pound the final nail into Brian Williams’s coffin. Yesterday Rather spoke up for Brian Williams as Williams seeks to withstand the critique of his Big (Oft-Repeated) Lie. Show More Summary

Brian Williams gets support from ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather threw his support behind embattled “Nightly News” anchor, Brian Williams.

Brian Williams’ ‘Chinookgate’ Spawns Crisis For NBC News, Zelig-Style Comedy On Twitter

As Deadline’s Lisa DeMoraes just reported, Dan Rather — who knows a thing or two about being at the center of a media storm — has come out in support of colleague Brian Williams: “I don’t know the particulars  about that day in Iraq,” says the former CBS Evening News anchor. Show More Summary

Dan Rather: Brian Williams Is An ‘Honest, Decent Man’

Dan Rather, who famously got shown the door at CBS News after more than four decades there over a disputed news report on President George W. Bush’s Vietnam-era National Guard service, weighed in on blasting Brian Williams is getting...Show More Summary

Just a Little Easy Lay-Up

Dan Rather Supports Brian Williams: He's an 'Honest, Decent Man' http://t.co/3nWDr6brgN pic.twitter.com/EAXynIc69P— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 5, 2015 And: Brian Williams telling Petraeus in Sept. 2007 about helicopter being shot at: pic.twitter.com/f0xrhZiPoi— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) February 5, 2015...

Dan Rather Supports Brian Williams: He’s an ‘Honest, Decent Man’

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Dan Rather, the CBS anchor who was forced to resign after he reported on a fake document, said today that he supported Brian Williams after the NBC anchor was accused of falsely claiming he'd been attacked by an RPG in Iraq.

Bill Cosby Mistress and Alleged Rape Victim Believes Her Daughter Is His

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Shawn Brown is the only woman Bill Cosby has admitted to having extramarital sex with on record: in 1997, he told Dan Rather, "If you said, 'Did you make love to the woman?' the answer is yes." In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Thompson details an alleged rape at Cosby's hands and claims that he fathered her daughter. Read more...

'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Jon Stewart has made such a career out of mocking the news that it's a bit of a shock to find that "Rosewater," his debut film as a writer-director, is so earnest and straightforward you'd guess it was directed by Dan Rather and not the host of Comedy Central's congenitally irreverent "The...

MSNBC’s Sinking Ratings Cloud Future of Liberal TV News [Video]

MSNBC’s ratings, which have been in a steady decline for more than a year, was the subject of discussion on CNN’s Reliable Sources with former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan and former CBS News anchor Dan Rather. Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter noted that while MSNBC received a ratings bump last week because of the midterm […]

Is There A Future In Liberal TV?

Brian Stelter debated the issue on CNN with former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan and Dan Rather. For his part, host Brian Stelter predicted that “MSNBC will play up more culture and less Washington,” something that’s been echoed in Mediaite’s talks with president Phil Griffin. “They believe they’ll find more of a progressive audience if they [...]

As MSNBC’s Ratings Sink, CNN’s Stelter, Dan Rather Debate Future of Liberal News

4 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former CBS News anchor and now roaming elder statesmen Dan Rather and former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan debated the future and viability of liberal news in the wake of MSNBC’s sinking ratings on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning, with Rather arguing that the left/right divide of news was being replaced an old/young binary, and Ratigan [...]

Greenwood Cast In Truth

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek into Darkness‘ Bruce Greenwood has been cast in Truth, the story of the scandal that tarnished News Anchor Dan Rather‘s reputation. Truth is based on Mary Mapes‘ memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. Mapes was Dan Rather’s producer. In Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, […]

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