Ronald Reagan Remembered: CBS News

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Ian Jackman
Simon and Schuster, 2004 - History - 177 pages

A portrait of a president whose eternally optimistic spirit guided his life and leadership, Ronald Reagan Remembered captures in words, pictures, and video the private world and public presidency of a beloved national icon.

When former President Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004, at the age of ninety-three, the nation paid its respects and, over the next days, recalled the life of the fortieth president and anticipated his legacy. Using the resources of CBS News, Ronald Reagan Remembered provides a full record of Reagan's life and assesses his place in American history. Three of CBS News's most respected journalists -- Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, and Mike Wallace -- offer original essays drawing on their personal experience of Reagan in action. Many of the speeches of the president known as The Great Communicator are collected on the special full-length DVD -- including the address to the nation after the Challenger disaster in 1986 and the 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin -- along with classic interviews with Reagan and his family. Ronald Reagan Remembered also includes Bob Schieffer's insightful Face the Nation commentary "Lessons from Ronald Reagan," a touching tribute by Reagan's daughter Patti Davis, and obituaries and analysis from the best of the print media, including the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Time and Newsweek magazines. Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, Ronald Reagan Remembered is a comprehensive and thoughtful keepsake of one of the most remarkable of all American lives.


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Ian Jackman is the author of numerous books, including The West Wing: The Official Companion and Eat This!: 1,001 Things to Eat Before You Diet.

Dan Rather, Ocotber 31, 1931 - Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas, October 31, 1931. He attended Sam Houston State College at Huntsville, Texas, and earned his B.A. in Journalism in 1953. He went on to earn his Law degree from the University of Houston and South Texas School of Law. After graduation he became a Journalism instructor at Sam Houston State College and worked for United Press International, and the Houston Chronicle as a news writer, reporter, and news director. He joined the CBS radio affiliate KTRH in Houston in the mid-late 1950s. He became the director of news and public affairs for CBS television affiliate KHOU in Houston in the late 1950s to 1961. From 1961 to 1964 he was the chief of CBS's southwestern bureau in Dallas. In 1963 he became the CBS White House Correspondent, and two years later the chief of the CBS London bureau for a year. In 1966 he was a war correspondent in Vietnam and returned to a position as CBS White House correspondent from 1966 to 1974. In 1974, Rather became the anchor-correspondent for CBS Reports for a year before becoming the correspondent and co-editor for 60 Minutes until 1981. He has been an anchor for Dan Rather Reporting on the CBS Radio Network since 1977 and anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather since 1981. In 1988 he became the anchor for 48 Hours and has anchored numerous CBS news specials. Rather is the recipient of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters' awards for spot news coverage in 1956 and 1959. He has received numerous Emmy Awards for his outstanding news reports. In May 2007, Rather received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, for his lifetime contributions to journalism. Rather is also a columnist whose work is distributed by King Features Syndicate. On May 28, 2007, Rather compared historical events to events in the Star Wars films in the History Channel special, "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed". Rather continues to speak out against alleged influence in journalism by corporations and governments. At a recent conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sponsored by the group Free Press, Rather criticized both local and national news organizations, stating, according to reports, that there is no longer incentive to do "good and valuable news." Rather has since resumed his career with HDNet, a high-definition cable television station as a producer and hosts a weekly one-hour show called Dan Rather Reports as of October 24, 2006. Rather also has contributed as a guest on The Chris Matthews Show, and on The Daily Show. He has also formed an independent company called News and Guts Media and is reportedly working on a book

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