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Rather Unplugged

He’ll be hosting a show called “Dan Rather Presents” on Mark Cuban’s dish channel, HDNet. Howard Kurtz reports:

“We are excited about it,” Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, said yesterday. He described the show as “an opportunity to do news in what I like to call ‘fearless mode,’ what Dan calls ‘with guts.’ Go out there and find the stories we think will have impact.”

For me, Cuban is becoming a sort of Jekyll and Hyde figure. He owns my favorite basketball team, but also supports this sad last stage of Dan Rather’s career.

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