October 5, 2021
With more than 60 years spent covering the biggest events and news stories of our time, Dan Rather is a living witness to history. During 44 years at CBS, including 24 years as anchor of the CBS Evening News, he interviewed every president since Eisenhower and personally covered history-making events from the Kennedy Assassination through Viet Nam, Watergate, Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, and the Iraq Invasion. Rather is a recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, which takes on the toxic political atmosphere and polarized opinions of our time with a hopeful reminder of the core ideals that all Americans share.