Measured, Brutal, Integrity
I wish I could find other books to compare it with this is an incredible sweep through US, political and social events over the past 60 years from a perspective almost drowned out in modern media commentary.
We swept through decades but also had in depth insights into the character of key players no doubt familiar to American listeners but totally unknown to an Australian with a passing interest in American politics but never exposed to your news media. I was gripped for me it was like watching Titanic not knowing the ship sank at the end.
Yes It was a major drain on my productivity I listened to it whenever I could, shopping, walking the dog, and when I should have been working.
We can only hope that the Dan Rathers of the world find a voice through the new media its evident there is no home for them in News Entertainment.
The only thing better than having a book read to you is having the author read it to you! Well done Mr. Rather. Dan Rather Reports is on the DVR list. I highly recommend it if you enjoy keeping up with current events and how it is given out to the public.
Interesting life stories. Inner workings of CBS was interesting especially early stories about the beginning of network news.
Clearly his gripe with CBS was the raison d'être for this book and grew longwinded at time. His overall life story and experiences were fascinating and worth the purchase.