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All But Official: Rather Out at CBS

Dan Rather tells New York Daily News reporter Richard Huff that his career at CBS News could be over as soon as next week:

“The finishing details are being put on a final arrangement, which will end my 44-plus years at CBS News,” Rather, 74, told the Daily News yesterday. […]
Rather’s deal with the network was to expire in November. However, everything heated up yesterday after an unnamed CBS executive told the Washington Post there was “no room” for him at “60 Minutes.” […]
“Had it worked out for me, to be an important contributor at ‘60 Minutes’ or any other report at CBS News,” Rather said, “I would have liked that.”

The Dan Rather era at CBS News is over.

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