For Dan Rather, Retirement Brings New Challenges
Posted by The Evil Emperor Mindstation @ 3/10/2005 06:05:00 PM
He once reigned supreme over the jewel in the crown of network news, the anchor of the vaunted CBS evening news broadcast. He was on call any minute of the day or night, ready to break an important bulletin.
But he's no longer Mr. Rather anymore. Now, they just call him Dan.
"You'd think he'd be all high and mighty," says Charlie Pruitt, "but I think he's truly happy here." Charlie is one of Dan's new found friends, who he faithfully meets each morning to discuss the day's news stories over coffee. But instead of the unblinking eye of CBS, now they chat under the golden arches.
"I've got to have my coffee," says Lorraine Liebowitz. "So does Dan. We call that corner over there 'The Newsroom'. He fits right in here."
"He gets here right at six fifteen every morning, right on time," says a man who identified himself only as Pete. "Sets up his things, goes to work on his stories. One thing Dan has learned here, is that it's not where you are that makes you important, but what you are."
Rather works on a story from 'The Newsroom'