Dan Rather on 'What Unites Us' in an Age of Deep Division

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Dan Rather  (Photo: Ben Baker )

Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed every president since Dwight Eisenhower, and he says the state of the current presidency is not normal. Now 86, Rather reflects on America’s founding principles in his new book of essays, "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.” Rather’s latest media venture, News and Guts, posts stories on Facebook that reach upwards of 25 million people. He joins us in studio to talk about politics, why he thinks the free press is facing a “state of crisis” and what he’s done since leaving CBS in 2005 due to flawed reporting about then-President George W. Bush’s military service during the Vietnam War.

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Dan Rather, president & CEO, News and Guts; former anchor, CBS Evening News; author, "What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism"

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