Rather Special: ‘Carefully-Worded’ Statements On Dan’s Exit From CBS

  • Carefully worded-statements by CBS News president Sean McManus and Les Moonves: McManus says he has the “upmost respect” for Rather — but they never met; Moonves never mentions CBS in his. [TVNewser]
  • Mark Cuban on the potential Rather-HDNet project: “HDNet is talking to Dan Rather and we hope to do a deal where he produces a show that uncovers news. Information with a payoff.” [Blog Maverick]
  • Gail Shister: The Dan Rather “goodbye” piece was set to run on Monday’s CBS Evening News, but it was pushed back to Friday after “Rather told management he wanted to sleep on it before announcing the end of his 44-year career at the network.” [Philly Inquirer]

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