Quotes by: Dan Rather

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The great lesson my mother and father gave me was almost invisible. It was a strong sense of being rooted.
Dan Rather
Start-ups like UniversityNow, a network of low-cost, online colleges, allows students to work at their own pace and pay a few hundred dollars a month for a degree.
Dan Rather
I've always tried to be fair, even-handed, not an advocate for any group.
Dan Rather
A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.
Dan Rather
If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle.
Dan Rather
I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces.
Dan Rather
I'm a believer in what your record is. I am what my record is - some of it good, some of it bad, some of it hard to tell.
Dan Rather
Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather.
Dan Rather
They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
Dan Rather
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.
Dan Rather
The press is a watchdog. Not an attack dog. Not a lapdog. A watchdog. Now, a watchdog can't be right all the time. He doesn't bark only when he sees or smells something that's dangerous. A good watchdog barks at things that are suspicious.
Dan Rather
As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.
Dan Rather
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
Dan Rather
Well, first of all, I don't want to debate the word conservative, but by my definition, a conservative is someone who wants to conserve the Constitution of the United States and the American tradition and law that no one is above the law.
Dan Rather
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one.
Dan Rather
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
Dan Rather
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