Rather Says the End of the Evening News Is Likely

Dan Rather does not see his old show news program lasting much longer. The former anchor of the CBS Evening News said to TelevisionWeek, “I think we’ll see the time when someone at the top says, ‘We can give this time back to affiliates.’”

Rather has been critical of the way that the Evening News has been managed since Katie Couric came to the show, saying last month that Couric has dumbed down the broadcast and “tart[ed] it up.” He could also just be bitter because CBS canned him during the backlash following his horrendous failure to fact-check a 60 Minutes piece on George W. Bush’s National Guard service (commonly known as “Rathergate”).


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