Rather Takes Time Getting To Heart Of Stories

These days, Dan Rather is still chasing down stories, as he has since the early 1960s. The difference is, now, he’s taking his time to delve deeper into stories than when he was chasing breaking news. His thoughtful, smart, in-depth reports appear on AXS TV’s long-running Dan Rather Presents. His newer AXS TV show, The Big Interview, is lighter but with equally compelling stories, like his upcoming interview with former American Idol judge Simon Cowell (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET). Rather talks about coaxing out Simon Cowell’s insecurities, working for Mark Cuban and being patient.