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Charlotte Talks: An Interview With Dan Rather

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Dan Rather, a journalist who has covered all the major events of our lifetime and who continues to work at the age of 86.  Mike Collins talks to Rather about his storied career and get his thoughts on the media, politics and his new book What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.

On this edition of Charlotte Talks...

Dan Rather was with CBS News for 44 years, 24 of them as anchor of  CBS Evening News.  In his tenure with CBS News, Rather covered all of the major news events of our time, including the assassination of President Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11 and much more.

Today, at the age of 86, he continues to cover important topics, through his contributions on Facebook, his new show on YouTube’s The Young Turks Network,  and his many books, the latest of which is about what unites us. 

Dan Rather joins Mike Collins in an exclusive interview before his visit to Charlotte. They  talk about his career and share his thoughts on the media, on politics, on where America has been and where it’s headed.

Guest:

Dan Rather, American Journalist and former anchor of CBS Evening News. His latest book is What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.

Event:

Dan Rather will speak at the Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts under the auspices of The Learning Society at Queens… Tuesday, February 20th at 7pm. Info here

Bonus Audio:

Mike Collins asks Dan Rather about his Facebook comments the night after the Florida school shooting. 

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Dan Rather and Mike Collins discuss Rather's Facebook post from the night following the deadly Florida school shooting.