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Rather, Dan

Works: 1,027 works in 1,457 publications in 4 languages and 31,135 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Nonfiction television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Reporter, Host, Narrator, Performer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Correspondent, Commentator, Author of introduction, Speaker, Director, Editor
Classifications: PN4874.R28, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dan Rather
The palace guard by Dan Rather( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ... behind-the-scenes account of the Nixon administration and the men who ran it and the country before Watergate brought them down."
The American dream : stories from the heart of our nation by Dan Rather( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcast journalist Dan Rather recounts the inspirational stories of thirty people who pursued and achieved their own American Dream
Why we fight by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexió sobre la relació entre la posició dels Estats Units d'Amèrica com a imperi i la seva història d'intervencions militars a l'estranger
Our times : America at the birth of the twentieth century by Mark Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought-provoking and humorous, and dozens of illustrations from contemporary sources
Harvest of shame by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary showing the degradation and exploitation of migrant farmworkers in the United States. This broadcast lead to the passage of laws protecting the worker's rights
Buying the war( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
America at war : the battle for Iraq : a view from the front lines( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD material "compiled from original footage and news reports in the CBS News Archives, an informative companion and a comprehensive reference to the battles fought in Iraq"--Back jacket
The Edward R. Murrow collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of "the life and groundbreaking work of Edward R. Murrow, America's most esteemed broadcast journalist"--Container
The best of See it now by Tracy Lawrence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, The Best of "See It Now" features impressive highlights from one of TV's earliest documentary series, hosted by Murrow as his crossover from radio into television during the 1950s. Revolutionizing how news was delivered in a visual medium, See It Now let viewers become intimate with the people who were directly shaping world events
This reporter by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by the late CBS News correspondent Charles Kuralt, This Reporter presents a compellingly candid portrait of Murrow's illustrious career and features rarely-seen clips from CBS News Archives and interviews with his esteemed peers. From his gutsy search for journalistic truths during the McCarthy era to his celebrated Person to Person chats with Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando, this in-depth documentary explores how Murrow's poineering work left an indelible mark on American broadcasting
The American dream stories from the heart of our nation by Dan Rather( Recording )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "look at how our nation's earliest ideals resonate in today's world, The American Dream shows us ... that America is still a place where hard work, dedication, and vision can transform dreams into reality ... Dan Rather ... has gathered the stories of ordinary men and women who are accomplishing the extraordinary, and demonstrates how the American dream guides us as individuals and as a society, binding us together even amid the fragmenting and self-isolating tendencies of modern American life"--Container
Afghanistan : mullah, Marx, and mujahid by Ralph H Magnus( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2001 military campaign against the Taliban and al-Qa'ida resulted in unprecedented American interest in Afghanistan, and a plethora of instant experts arose to try to explain the country's volatile history. Magnus (who died in November 2000) and Naby are no instant experts but have expertise and extensive experience in Afghanistan, readily visible in this survey of modern Afghan history. The authors' overview of Afghanistan's complicated geography and demography is organized and well presented, as is their succinct survey of early Afghan history (from 500 BC to 1973 in less than 30 pages) -- though one wishes, given the important current role played by former king Zahir Shah, that Magnus and Naby would have told more about his four-decade rule (1933-73). Subsequent history is well narrated and accessible. The authors discuss imperialism without falling into the trap common to Western academics of blaming all of Afghanistan's woes upon foreigners. The analysis has balance and perspective. For example, they address (albeit only in passing) the Pushtun-nationalist rhetoric of successive Afghan governments in the 1950s through 1970s, a critical factor in understanding Pakistan's subsequent decision to back Islamist rather than ethnic nationalist groups in Afghanistan. Likewise, Magnus and Naby's treatment of the rise of the Taliban is well researched and balanced (and fortunately does not subscribe to the oil-company-conspiracy theories peddled by Pakistani author Ahmad Rashid in his well-known 2000 study of the Taliban). There are curious omissions in the narrative, though. Serious discussion of the United States arming of the mujahideen in the 1980s is absent, as is any serious focus on the evolution of the "Afghan Arabs," whose origins are more often than not shrouded in myth rather than reality. Usama bin Ladin is mentioned only in passing. Nevertheless, for those wishing to gain an understanding of the quagmire called Afghanistan, Magnus and Naby's book provides a good start."--Middle East Quarterly (Winter 2003) in (Jan. 31, 2011)
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CBS News examines the facts of the extraordinary life of Malcolm X in exclusive, never-before-shown footage and excerpts from some of his most important speeches. Family, friends, and contemporary artists discuss his legacy in the black community
Shadows of liberty( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We're left in no doubt--media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental."--Container
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather( )

in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronald Reagan : A Life in Pictures by Robert Sullivan( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text help chronicle the life of Ronald Reagan, discussing his childhood, his acting career, his years as president, his battle with Alzheimer's, and other related topics
People of the century [one hundred men and women who shaped the last one hundred years]( Recording )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This century's most influential people were selected by the editors of Time magazine and featured in a series of documentaries produced by CBS News. Here, their profiles are crafted by this era's finest writers, from Salman Rushdie and Elie Wiesel, to Gloria Steinem, George Plimpton, Robert Hughes, and more."--Container
Desert triumph( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News footage is used to chronicle the events of the 1991 war between United Nations allies and Iraq, from Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990 to its liberation six months later
Disconnected politics, the press, and the public( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion focusing on the current state of the press coverage in its role to inform the public and to reflect the public's concerns especially in view of the election process
When journalism gets a black eye : scandals and the fourth estate( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the long-term effects of journalism scandals? When the public's trust is damaged, what can the Fourth Estate do to repair it? And how is technology affecting journalism in the 21st century? To speak to those points, this ABC News program examines the notorious "60 Minutes" (Wednesday edition, September 8, 2004) incident involving George W. Bush's National Guard record. Anchor Dan Rather claimed to have documents showing that Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian had declared First Lieutenant Bush unfit for flight status for failure to obey an order to submit to a physical examination; the Killian files were later proven to be forgeries. Two related journalistic issues are briefly discussed: the growing influence of new media (it was a blog that first questioned the authenticity of the anti-Bush documents) and the opportunism of right-wing media, which accused CBS of pursuing a political agenda in reporting such a story at the height of the 2004 presidential campaign
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The American dream : stories from the heart of our nation
Alternative Names
Dan Rather Amerikaans journalist

Dan Rather journaliste américain

Dan Rather US-amerikanischer Journalist

Daniel Rather

Rather, Dan Irvin 1931-

Ден Разер

Дэн Разер американский журналист

דן ראת'ר

דען רעדער

دان راذير



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Chinese (4)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)

Why we fightOur times : America at the birth of the twentieth centuryAmerica at war : the battle for Iraq : a view from the front linesThe American dream stories from the heart of our nationAfghanistan : mullah, Marx, and mujahidRonald Reagan : A Life in PicturesPeople of the century [one hundred men and women who shaped the last one hundred years]