October 5, 2004 |
The CBS news controversy has opened an old wound. But before I share my thoughts with you, it is important to let you know a few things: I worked for CBS for 24 years, and currently I serve as special contributor to KYW news radio, owned by the company that owns CBS. Dan Rather wrote the foreword to my first book. I like him and respect him. With that out of the way, let me get to the point. The big flap at CBS is bigger than the horrendous mistake that was made. It goes to the very heart of what the news business is all about and the downside is scary - the possibility that all news organizations will be more timid and frightened when it comes to pursuing tough and hard-to-get stories.
October 13, 1986 |
My invitation to armchair detectives to solve the mystery of the Dan Rather beating has brought a quick and large response. I haven't been able to read them all yet, but I've come across at least one plausible theory. It comes from an amateur sleuth named John "Sherlock" Brody, who lives on the North Side of Chicago. This is Brody's solution. As we all know by now, Dan Rather, the CBS News anchorman, was walking along Park Avenue in Manhattan late last Sunday evening. He had been visiting a friend and was on his way home.
January 14, 1988 |
In the coolness of time, Dan Rather may well be regarded with the same awe and reverence now afforded Edward R. Murrow, founding father and patron saint of CBS News. But in the heat of the moment, Rather has become one of the most criticized, hounded and harassed newsmen in TV history, a magnet for calumny and misfortune. He's the most closely watched anchor. And the most frequently bashed. For Rather, 1987 was one Dan thing after another. But he says the worst is over, for him and for the news organization to which he is devoted.
October 9, 1989 |
Why is this Dan standing? Because he wants to. "I feel comfortable with it," says Dan Rather of his new posture. After eight years of anchoring from the seat of his pants, Dan Rather has decided to stand up while he delivers "The CBS Evening News. " He thinks the three network newscasts look too much alike, and he likes being on his feet. Rather, managing editor as well as anchor of the top-rated newscast, taped a few sample stand-up editions last summer and liked the feeling.
August 30, 2000 |
Jim Algeo Sr. and his sons, Jim Jr. and Dan, don't plan to swap playbooks or share strategies. But their football teams' meetings will be more like family reunions than family feuds. The three coach at different schools in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Jim Sr. is the legendary and lovable dean of the PAC-10 coaches, entering his 33d year as the head man at Lansdale Catholic. Jim Jr., an assistant at Pottsgrove since 1989, is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and defensive-line coach.
June 5, 2011
1. c. Scott Pelley. 2. d. Katie Couric. 3. b. Dan Rather, from March 9, 1981, to March 9, 2005. 4. a. Walter Cronkite. 5. c. 1962. 6. b. Chet Huntley and David Brinkley. 7. d. Andy Rooney. 8. c. Douglas Edwards. 9. a. Connie Chung, with Dan Rather, from 1993-95. 10. b. 60 Minutes.
May 10, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My girlfriend and I have been together five years. Shortly after we met, I met her best friend, Dan, who had just started a relationship with Rachel. Rachel became very moody as the relationship progressed, and seems very temperamental and controlling. At the same time, Dan seems more withdrawn from our group of friends. Because of Dan's withdrawal from social activities, my girlfriend proclaims to our friends that she does not consider him a friend anymore.
December 15, 2009
Kathy Duva/Main Events. Duva's late husband, Dan, is a New Jersey native who earned his law degree at Seton Hall and elected to stick close to home once he took over the family business started by patriarch Lou Duva. Dan died of brain cancer on Jan. 30, 1996, but his widow, Kathy, formed an alliance with Ken Condon to keep bringing the company's marquee performer, Arturo Gatti, back to Boardwalk Hall to the mutual benefit of all concerned. - Bernard Fernandez
July 5, 2002 |
Katherine is attractive, successful, witty, and educated. She also can't find a husband. Why? Because most of the men this thirtysomething software analyst dates do not want to get married. These men have Peter Pan syndrome: They refuse to commit, refuse to settle down, and refuse to "grow up. " However, given the family court policies and divorce trends of today, Peter Pan is no naive boy, but instead a wise man. "Why should I get married and have kids when I could lose those kids and most of what I've worked for at a moment's notice?"
April 6, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Dan," and I are in our early 30s and have been married five years. He's bright, sweet, outgoing and very good-looking. He is in excellent shape and works out at the gym daily. Dan has become friendly with a group of men at the gym. Like him, they are all good-looking and in tip-top shape. They are also gay. One guy, "Harry," has become quite close to my husband. He often jokes about "recruiting" Dan and comments on Dan's popularity with "the boys. " My work requires that I travel, and Dan has been going out with Harry to gay bars where he gets "hit on" often.