The network makes it official–Dan Rather is leaving after 44 years. CBS News will air a retrospective on his career in the fall.
Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, made the announcement this morning.
“Of all the famous names associated with CBS News, the biggest and brightest on the marquee are Murrow, Cronkite and Rather,” said McManus. “With the utmost respect, we mark the extraordinary and singular role Dan has played in writing the script of not only CBS News, but of broadcast journalism. There will always be a part of Dan Rather at CBS News. He is truly a ‘reporter’s reporter,’ and he has helped to train several generations of broadcast journalists. His legacy cannot be replicated.”
“For more than four decades, Dan Rather has approached the job of broadcast journalist with a singular passion, dedication and, always, an unwavering desire to tell the story to the American public,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS Corp. “The unique mark he has left on his craft is indelible.”
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