Media Beat: Dan Rather Discusses Change in TV News and Journalism

By Chris Ariens Comment

In mediabistro’s new weekly video series Media Beat, TVNewser columnist Gail Shister speaks with HDNet’s Dan Rather, who’d just returned from his 11th reporting trip to Afghanistan. In the first part (parts II and III will air tomorrow and Wednesday), Rather talks about the changing landscape in broadcast news, where he spent more than four decades. And how, after all those years yes, he’s gotten on the Twitterwagon.

• Part II: Dan Rather spent more than $2m on his CBS lawsuit

• Part III: Dan Rather on Dan Rather

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