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Dan Rather at Kabul, Afghanistan, in July 2011
Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr.

October 31, 1931 (1931-10-31) (age 89)
Education Sam Houston State University
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1950–present
Notable credit(s)
CBS Evening News anchor
60 Minutes correspondent
(1968–1981; 1999–2006)
Spouse(s) Jean Goebel
Children Robin (daughter)
Danjack (son)

Dan Rather (born October 31, 1931 in Wharton, Texas) is an American journalist and reporter. He worked with the CBS network until 2006. Controversy over documents Rather reported on that he claimed indicated President George W. Bush avoided military service during Vietnam caused him to leave CBS Evening News in 2005, his last broadcast on that program was March 9, 2005 and the whole network altogether two years later. He is now reporting for HDNet.


He has received many Emmy Awards, several Peabody Awards, and various honorary degrees from universities.

Award Year Program Title
Peabody 1975 CBS News
Peabody 1976 60 Minutes
Peabody 1994 CBS Reports: D-Day
Peabody 1995 CBS Reports: In the Killing Fields of America
Paul White Award
Radio Television Digital News Association
1997 Lifetime Achievement
Peabody 2000 48 Hours: Heroes Under Fire
Peabody 2001 60 Minutes II: Memories of a Massacre
Peabody 2004 60 Minutes II: Abuse at Abu Ghraib
Emmy Trustees Award 2014 Lifetime Achievement

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