Dan Rather

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Pesticides Are Threatening the Bee Population, Dan Rather Reports

    In preparation for Greek Fest I was warned: "Beware of bees with your loukomades." The fried dough balls, dripping with honey, seemed the perfect attractor for a violet swarm. I pictured myself going all Chris Farley as I ran through the festival. Bees! There were no bees, though. I ate loukomades ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    We'd Rather

    The reporting legend discusses JFK's final day

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008


    Bob Schieffer signs his latest

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Ladies and Gents, Give It Up for Ms. Patsy Ann McClenny

    A few notes from the South by Southwest Film Festival and its attendant events -- chiefly, for now, the Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday night at the Austin Studios, where Dan Rather tore tail through the proceedings like a burning hyena running through a meth lab during a spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cruisin' with Cuban

    There's a big feature in The Los Angeles Times today about The Great Mark Cuban -- not tied to anything, from the looks of it, just a sort of "Hey, ya know, that Mark Cuban's a rich and interesting guy with a lot to say" kind of piece. The headline kind of gives it away: "Doing his own thing." Reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2006

    We'd Rather Watch

    There's finally a start date set for Dan Rather Presents on Mark Cuban's HDNet: November 14. And Rather talks about the show, his first since being unceremoniously canned from CBS News in June, in today's New York Daily News. (What he doesn't talk about is how Katie Couric's taking the nightly news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    Dubya: A Really Cool Dude

    UNT journalism professor Jim Mueller's new book deals with the days when Dubya was an owner of the Texas Rangers--ya 'member, the good ol' days. Jim Mueller, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas, recently found out how you wake up a classroom of 300 sleepy students: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    Rather Detailed

    Dan Rather will be working for Mark Cuban. Happens to all of us sooner or later. The local paper says details about Dan Rather's move to Mark Cuban's HDNet are forthcoming; we say, why wait? No, seriously. Today's Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story on the subject, including interviews with bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    Rather "Fearless" of Them

    Dan Rather is now working for Mark Cuban, though oddly not as a point guard. Today's Washington Post breaks the news that Dan Rather will indeed be working for Mark Cuban, specifically his HDNet high-definition network. The 74-year-old former CBS newsman will announce this week to TV critics, during ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2005
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    November 10, 2005


    Before you judge former CBS-TV producer Mary Mapes, take a walk in her shoes

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2004
  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Poke in the Eye

    Plus: Legal Warrior; Turncoats

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Gibby Haynes and His Problem

    Gibby Haynes and His Problem (Surf Dog)

  • Culture

    April 22, 2004

    The Flawed Couple

    Plays by Neil LaBute and Edward Albee weigh the delicate balance between love and hate

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Counsel for the Defense

    At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    The Day the Sky Fell

    Plus: Waking up the Snooze, Anti-Semitic Morons, True Fanatic

  • Dining

    November 28, 2002

    Horton Heard What?

    Find out Who's Who at Romano's latest venture

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Cheatin' Situation

    What do you call a reality TV show that's not always real? Cheaters.

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

  • Culture

    November 15, 2001

    Sweet Endings

    A guide to entertaining the only company that can't lay you off

  • Culture

    September 20, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    One Ton Records closes its doors

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    Hope Sinks

    Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    2001 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Narrow margins remind us that everyone's a winner

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Oh, Never Mind

    The last word--give or take a billion--on the media's election-night mambo

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Granny get your gun

    Dallas' pistol-packing 'Second Amendment Sister'--63-year-old grandma Mary Thompson--takes aim at a million moms

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Unraveling a mystery

    Dallas-based researchers at last win some respect for their work on Gulf War Syndrome

  • News

    February 4, 1999
  • Dining

    March 19, 1998

    When the levee breaks

    Cool River Cafe floods with flavorless monotony

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Bull--it's what's for dinner

    The cows aren't the only ones pumping out manure in windy Amarillo, where Oprah is giving the cattlemen a lesson in steer wrestling

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    Poop on the scoop

    DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story

  • News

    February 27, 1997

    Taking Howard Stern seriously

    The last interview you'll ever need to read with radio's greatest, loudest talker--and, just maybe, Hollywood's newest movie star

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news