Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. is a former news anchor for the CBS Evening News and is now managing editor and anchor of a television news magazine, Dan Rather Reports, on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981 to March 9, 2005. He also contributed to CBS' 60 Minutes. Rather left CBS Evening News in 2005 and the network itself in 2006.
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Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas -- including this one.
The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.
The reelection of Bill Clinton is as secure as a double-knot tied in wet rawhide.
Those of you watching and listening, get a cup of coffee or a spot of tea and join us back here in just a few moments.
A lot of tight Senate races out there. Let's hit those chips with another dash of salsa, Ed Bradley.
It's the ratings, stupid, don't you know? They've got us putting more fuzz and wuzz on the air, cop-show stuff.
The Michigan Republican primary apparently is tighter than Willie Nelson's headband.
The American Dream is one of the greatest ideas in the history of human achievement . . . It thrives today in an age when its core components of freedom and opportunity are open to more Americans than ever before. It holds a real, identifiable place in the American heart and mind, and it informs the aspirations of everyone from farmers to software developers, from detectives to bankers, from soldiers to social workers . . . It defines us as a people, even as we add to its meaning with each new chapter in our national experience and our individual actions.
Stay with CBS now for more news, including: Is there a pall over the mall as holiday shoppers think small?
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
Writing is the rock on which everything is built.
Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
I have tried to remain a working, cutting-edge journalist and I don't do it the way everybody else does it. And I think that's the difference.
An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
I'm part of nobody's world except Brezhnev's.
President Bush insisted today that he was not caving in to big-money contributors, big-time lobbyists, and overall industry pressure when he broke a campaign promise to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But the air was thick today with accusations from people who believe that's exactly what happened.
I've never believed in measuring one's worth by the size of his or her bank account. I prefer to look at distance traveled.
I'm a believer in what your record is.
I am what my record is - some of it good, some of it bad, some of it hard to tell.
The Republican convention opens in New York to re-nominate George W.
Bush and showcase the party's, quote, 'moderate side.' Will voters buy it?
College is like a woman: you work so hard to get in, and nine months later you wish you'd never come.
We used to say if a frog had side pockets, he'd carry a handgun.
It's the American way: if you don't vote, you don't get to whine.
Journalism is not a precise science, it's a crude art
What I say or do here won't matter much, nor should it.
Tonight, savagery in the streets of Iraq.
Ten Americans die in a single day, four of them civilians murdered, mutilated and dragged through the streets....What drives American civilians to risk death in Iraq? In this economy it may be, for some, the only job they can find.
Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore officially introduced his history-making running mate today, Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut....In their first joint appearance they gave a preview of the Gore-Lieberman fight-back, comeback strategy. Their message: They represent the future, not the past, and they are the ticket of high moral standards most in tune with real mainstream America.
We are the "can do" country. We adjust to situations better than any people in the history of the world... We adjust to change.
We may see Michael Jackson's baby before we know the final outcome of this race for the House of Representatives tonight.
Editing can alter the original meaning and context, and computers can alter the image itself. The camera can also be manipulated. At the very least, it must be turned in one direction - only one direction at a time ... Who chooses what direction to point the camera, and why?
I know that this story is true.
(Obama's) a nice person, he's very articulate this is what's been used against him, but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.
By more than two to one Americans do not consider what Kevorkian did, injecting a terminally ill patient with legal drugs at the patient's request, to be the same as murder. You may want to note that laws are not supposed to be enforced on the basis of public opinion polls.
[My job is] a very high trapeze act, frequently with no net.
Catholic dioceses typically spent hundreds of thousands of dollars recklessly, then filed for bankruptcy. The goal was to avoid the money going to the hands of victims of predator priests.
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
I quote the late Ed Murow. ... He said: 'Look, people listen to me when they want an eyewitness account. 'They think I'm a pretty good reporter. But when it comes to my opinions, mine are not worth anymore than the guy at the end of the bar.' And I believe that about myself.
There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now.
Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.
To the pilot of a deep sea submersible, upon finding out what would happen if the craft sprung a leak while submerged. I'll trust you to make sure that doesn't happen.
One finds oneself saying: 'I know the right question, but .
.. this is not exactly the right time to ask it.'
I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces.
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
I'm of the belief that you can have only one commander-in-chief at a time, only one president at a time. President Bush is our president. Whatever he decides vis-a-vis war or peace in Iraq is what we will do as a country. And I for one will swing in behind him as a citizen ... and support whatever his decision is.