Alternate Title Exclusive NY launch of What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. In What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, a collection of wholly original essays, the venerated broadcast journalist celebrates our shared values and ambitions. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has defined the United States, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories.
During a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11. In 1962 he joined CBS News, where he quickly rose through the ranks to assume the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News in 1981. His reporting was featured across the network and helped establish venerable and innovative programs such as 60 Minutes and 48 Hours. Upon leaving CBS, Rather created the Emmy Award-winning primetime news magazine and documentary program, Dan Rather Reports. He is currently founder, president, and CEO of News and Guts, a multimedia production company that specializes in nonfiction content.