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Name: Dan Rather                                                                     
Birth name: Daniel Irvin Rather Jr.                                                 
Born: 31 October 1931 Wharton, Texas, USA                                           
Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. (born October 31, 1931) is a former news anchor for the     
CBS Evening News and is now managing editor and anchor of a television news         
magazine, Dan Rather Reports, on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of       
the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981 to March 9, 2005. He also     
contributed to CBS' 60 Minutes. Rather left CBS Evening News in 2005 and the         
network itself in 2006. On September 19, 2007, Rather filed a $70 million           
lawsuit against the network, its former parent company Viacom Inc., and three of     
his former bosses. Rather said he was denied airtime on 60 Minutes, among other     
complaints outlined in the lawsuit, CBS Radio reported.