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"I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do."

At a moment of crisis over our national identity, Dan Rather has been reflecting - and writing passionately almost every day on social media - about the world we live in, what our core ideals have been and should be, and what it means to be an American. Now, in a collection of wholly original essays, the venerated television journalist celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Writing about the institutions that sustain us, such as public libraries, public schools, and national parks; the values that have transformed us, such as the struggle for civil rights; and the drive toward science and innovation that has made the United States great, Rather will bring to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories, and offer readers a way forward.

After a career spent as reporter and anchor for CBS News, where he interviewed every living President since Eisenhower and was on the ground for every major event, from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to Watergate to 9/11, Rather has in the last year also become a hugely popular voice of reason on social media, with nearly two million Facebook followers and an engaged new audience who help to make many of his posts go viral. With his famously plainspoken voice and a fundamental sense of hope, Dan Rather has written the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are ultimately united.

This book will be a must-read for everyone you know who is engaged in the urgent national conversation right now - and interested in our place in history going forward.



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Dan Rather

Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. is a former news anchor for the and is now managing editor and anchor of a television news magazine, , on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of the for 24 years, from March 9, 1981 to March 9, 2005. He also contributed to CBS' . Rather left 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 , among other complaints outlined in the lawsuit, CBS Radio reported.



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