CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather is enjoying an unlikely second act, thanks in part to his popularity on social media. Well, "enjoying" might not be the correct word. Rather, who recently founded the online news outlet News & Guts, frequently takes to Facebook to lament the state of politics and political discourse in the age of Trump and to offer doses of common sense at a time when it seems to be in short supply. In his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism — co-authored with fellow journalist Elliot Kirschner — Rather expands on those musings; subdivided sections titled Freedom, Community, Exploration, Responsibility and Character explore what it means to be American, particularly when it feels like those ideals are being shaken to their foundations. At An Evening With Dan Rather, the veteran newsman and much-needed voice of reason discusses What Unites Us.
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