March 07, 2005

Anchor Aweigh


In light of Dan Rather's imminent departure this week from the news anchor desk, we are re-posting this cartoon from November.

From AP via WABC-TV: Will National Guard Story overshadow Dan Ratherís 50 Year Career?.

As his final evening newscast approaches on Wednesday, Dan Rather is seeing the indignities pile up as quickly as the roses that were tossed in the path of Tom Brokaw when the NBC anchorman stepped down late last year.

The latest came in a New Yorker magazine article, where fellow CBS News legends Walter Cronkite and Mike Wallace talked about how difficult it was to watch Rather as an anchor.

The embattled Rather is left fighting for something largely beyond his control -- his reputation. Will his role in last fall's discredited story about President Bush's military service ultimately overshadow his remarkable 50 year career?

Posted by Forkum at March 7, 2005 10:12 PM