Dan Rather Not Invited to CBS' JFK Special
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|Tue, 11-05-2013 - 1:31pm|
"The 50th-anniversary coverage of the Kennedy assassination on CBS News won’t include the recollections of its longtime anchor Dan Rather, further proof of the lingering bitterness following Rather’s messy exit and subsequent lawsuit against the network.
Rather helped organize CBS’ plans for President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and as a young reporter was a key component of assassination coverage. Now 82, with his own show on AXS-TV, he’s one of the few reporters on the story that day who’s still active in journalism.
Rather, who later became CBS News’ top anchor for 24 years, will appear on NBC’s Today show on Nov. 22 this year.
“I held off doing anything for anybody else for a while, thinking I may be asked to do something (for CBS),” Rather said. “I can’t say I had any reason for that hope.”
Do you feel that he should be included, or was his unsubstantiated story of President George W. Bush's military service completely unforgivable? Should CBS ignore him, even with how much a part of the news channel's JFK assassination history he was?