for the CBS Evening News
. He is now managing editor and anchor of the 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's 60 Minutes
. Rather became embroiled in controversy about a disputed news report involving the 2004 U.S.
And to each of you, courage. For the "CBS Evening News," Dan Rather reporting. Good night.
We've shared a lot in the 24 years we've been meeting here each evening, and before I say 'Good night' this night, I need to say thank you. Thank you to the thousands of wonderful professionals at CBS News, past and present, with whom it's been my honor to work over these years. And a deeply felt thanks to all of you, who have let us into your homes night after night; it has been a privilege, and one never taken lightly.