Dan Rather thinks the current evening news anchors have the talent to carry the tradition forward.
“They have the goods,” Rather said during an interview with The Huffington Post’s Roy Sekoff at Advertising Week yesterday about today’s evening news anchors (he stipulated he doesn’t know new “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir).
“They want to walk in the steps, they want to keep the flame burning, but it’s extremely difficult to do under the circumstances.”
Those circumstances, according to Rather, are “operating within the system.” That system features corporate media restraining journalists from challenging powerful government officials, institutions, and corporations. The former “CBS Evening News” anchor’s controversial CBS exit will be depicted on the big screen in 2016: Robert Redford signed on to play Rather in “Rathergate” in July.
Rather on the evening news after the jump (around the 45:30 mark).