Robert Redford: Playing Dan Rather in 'Truth' was 'tricky'

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Actor Robert Redford sits down with Matt Lauer to talk about his latest film, “Truth,” in which he plays former CBS News anchorman Dan Rather. He says the “tricky” challenge of the role was capturing “the essence of Dan without caricaturing him” and expresses his hope that the drama will spur people to pay more attention to journalism. He also says he is “pleasantly surprised” to still be getting leading roles at this stage of his career.

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