Thursday, August 17, 2006
CBS Celebrates Dan Rather -- Sort Of
CBS has really shamed itself over Dan Rather -- treating a career that stretched over four decades as if it had been completely erased by a mistake in his final days. They had already committed to a special on his career, which is airing Sept 1. But when it came time for a final on-camera interview, they were afraid to bring him into CBS headquarters and did the interview on an off-site location used by the low-rent "48 Hours Mysteries" people. The only way it could have been more insulting would be if they'd done it on the set of "Big Brother" and had the hack Julie Chen do the interviews.