Dan Rather Gets Emotional at Premiere of ‘Truth’

By Mark Joyella 

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather became emotional in a question-and-answer session after the Saturday premiere of the new Robert Redford film, Truth, about Rather and the investigation that led to his exit from CBS News.

“The acting is superior. I think it’s an emotional film. Of course people will say I found it emotional because it’s about me. But I say that as objectively as I can,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which stars Redford as Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes, centers on a 60 Minutes investigation two years earlier into President George W. Bush’s alleged draft-dodging during the Vietnam war.

After a screening at the Toronto Film Festival, Rather choked up when asked by an audience member if he would have done anything differently in his career. “Journalism is not an exact science,” he said, adding that there were “plenty of things I would do over.”