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Rather Departs CBS

Rather Departs CBS

Dan Rather is leaving CBS News after 44 years.
Most of the attention to his departure will focus on his TV work; but Rather did radio too, and not only his more recent vignettes for the network.
According to a CBS bio, he began his journalism career in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville, Texas, then went on to become a reporter for United Press International for a couple of years. In the early ’50s he worked at KSAM Radio in Huntsville, KTRH Radio in Houston and the Houston Chronicle. He became news director of KTRH in 1956 and a reporter for KTRK(TV) Houston in 1959. He also worked as news director at KHOU(TV), the CBS affiliate in Houston.
Rather joined CBS News in 1962 as chief of its Southwest bureau in Dallas. In 1963, he was appointed chief of the Southern bureau in New Orleans.
Here’s the New York Times coverage of Rather’s departure.