How Dan Rather Changed Hurricane Coverage

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By Merrill Knox Comments

Before he worked at AXS TV or CBS News, Dan Rather was a local reporter at KHOU in Houston. While he was there, the former “Evening News” anchor was instrumental in developing what is now a commonplace aspect of hurricane reporting: a graphic superimposing radar over a map.

Rather rigged up the graphic while covering Hurricane Carla near Galveston in 1961. He told us all about it when we interviewed him for the mediabistroTV series “My First Big Break.” Watch: