June 19, 2012 7:53 PM

Dan Rather’s new memoir offers reflections from front lines of history

Dan Rather had a dilemma. The veteran broadcaster wanted to set down in print some of the remarkable stories he has covered in five decades on the national journalism stage. Yet Rather is a famous guy who in 2006 famously lost his job after 44 years at CBS. So “Rather Outspoken” begins with a defense of the work that cost him his job.

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