CBS Evening News with Dan Rather


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Tom Bettag

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Tom Bettag on racing to cover Kuwait and the huge break that CBS got when Dan Rather got the interview with Saddam Hussein
Tom Bettag on his involvement in Dan Rather taking over the anchor seat from Walter Cronkite at CBS Evening News
Tom Bettag on when Dan Rather walked way from the CBS anchor desk in protest of a sports event breaking into the news broadcast forcing the network and affiliates to broadcast six minutes of dead air

Connie Chung

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Connie Chung on co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Connie Chung on interviews when she was co-anchoring CBS Evening News with Dan Rather

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on his decision to step down as anchor of the CBS Evening News; and on Dan Rather replacing him

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on working on CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on stories he worked on as producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in London
Jeff Fager on resistance from the network on CBS Evening News reporting on certain stories, with the example of a story about Palestinian refugee camps
Jeff Fager on producing hard news versus entertainment stories: he prefers "entertaining stories" on CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes
Jeff Fager on leaving 60 Minutes to become executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on changes he made as executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on Dan Rather's reaction to changes Fager made as executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather
Jeff Fager on being executive producer of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather at a time when news was becoming more sensational

Don Roy King

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Don Roy King on directing The CBS Early Show, and on working on the graphic design for The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on his early years on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and transitioning into his position there
Steve Kroft on his early mentors at CBS News and his early assignments 
Steve Kroft on being transferred to CBS News' southwest bureau in Dallas
Steve Kroft on becoming a foreign correspondent for CBS News in 1984

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on becoming the CBS Evening News anchor and succeeding Walter Cronkite
Dan Rather on succeeding Walter Cronkite as anchor of CBS Evening News
Dan Rather on retiring from CBS Evening News
Dan Rather on the blank screen that aired on CBS Evening News during the 1986 U.S. Open 

Bob Schieffer

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Bob Schieffer being the interim CBS Evening News anchro between Dan Rather and Katie Couric

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on the transition of Dan Rather to the evening news anchor's chair of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather

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