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Dan Rather intends to be himself, “report a bit,” and let Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert make the jokes. He tells the Philadelphia Inquirer: “I’m told I will be expected to ‘play it straight,’ and then they’ll bounce off it. We’ll see.”
TV prof Robert Thompson says “there were times during the last few elections I thought Rather was already doing Comedy Central.”
Ha ha. He thinks the broadcast could be interesting if Stewart and Colbert utilize Rather’s reporting experience: “Let’s face it, Rather’s got a lot to say. You might hate him, but he’s an experienced journalist.”