Talks | Literary

Dan Rather

Book Release
Mon, Nov 6, 2017
  • 7:30PM
RUN TIME: Approx. 1hr 30min
ALL TICKETS:  $25; $45 with pre-signed book
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Monday November 06, 2017
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Part of Unbound

In conversation with Sam Sanders
Launch of What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

“I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.”
—Dan Rather

Venerated television journalist Dan Rather celebrates the release of What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, a collection of wholly original essays about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Rather has been reflecting—and writing passionately almost every day on social media—on our shared values and what matters most in our great country.

With a storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and has personally covered almost every important dateline in the US and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962 and quickly rose through the ranks. In 1981 he assumed the position of anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reporting he always loved, creating the Emmy Award-winning program Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is the founder, president, and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of distribution channels.

Sam Sanders
Sam Sanders

Sam Sanders is the host of It's Been a Minute, a twice-weekly NPR podcast in which Sanders interviews journalists, actors, and musicians about news and popular culture. He previously covered the intersection of culture and politics in the 2016 election for NPR and embedded with the Bernie Sanders campaign for several months. He was also one of the original co-hosts of the NPR Politics podcast. In his free time, Sanders runs, eats bacon, discusses the tortured genius of Kanye West, and continues his love/hate relationship with Twitter.