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Dan Rather: ‘Truth’ is less about me than ‘what’s happened to the news’


The new film “Truth” dramatizes how Dan Rather’s stint as anchor of the CBS Evening News was cut short when a story he did for “60 Minutes” about then-President George W. Bush’s National Guard service came under fire for failures in reporting procedures. Speaking to Matt Lauer, Rather says the Bush story was true, so people attacked the process of gathering it. He admits he misses the anchor chair, but says he’s moved on – and he admits he can’t get his head around being played by Robert Redford.