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Dan Rather: Stories of a Lifetime

Narrated by: Dan Rather
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins

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Tales from the front lines of 60 years of television.  

Emmy Award winner and former CBS News anchor Dan Rather brings his unforgettable staged performance, Stories of a Lifetime, to the Minetta Lane Theatre, where it will be recorded live for Audible Theater. In this deeply personal show, the legendary Peabody Award-winning journalist takes audiences through the most pivotal moments of his life, from surviving a debilitating illness as a child in Depression-era Texas to covering monumental moments in American history such as the Civil Rights movement, the assassination of JFK, and Watergate. An intimate evening of candid commentary, memories, and laughter, Stories of a Lifetime is a celebration of the power of a free press and reminder of why it’s more important now than ever.   

©2020 Dan Rather (P)2020 AO Media LLC

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  • JAV
  • 07-08-2020

Too Political

I really was touched by Dan’s love of country but his hatred for Trump (I am not personally a fan of Trump) caught me off guard and soured the experience.

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  • Tucco1959
  • 07-08-2020

It was really good until he shared his political views

This has some great stories in it and I really enjoyed it until he decided to share his personal political views.

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  • Rev. Sheila V.
  • 07-08-2020

Very Entertaining!

Dan Rather is a little before my time but listening to him tell his stories, then sum them up with a perspective of today's events, and challenges felt like spending an afternoon on a park bench receiving much needed advice from a loving grandfather. A moment of normalcy in in the midst of chaos . . . a much needed treat!

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  • Allison
  • 09-08-2020

Last 6min...too political

I liked hearing is personal stories and the historical information, but once again a reporter giving his political view. Sad that we are loosing entertainment opportunities that are just fun/interesting. (I can make own choices on my political view, I don’t want to hear a reporter’s, actor’s, or any other celebrity’s view).

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  • Elizabeth Hogan
  • 09-08-2020

Tainted

A good entertaining story, also rather touching at times. But toward the end his ridiculous analysis of politics and Trump made me turn it off. If Dan Rather can't see how biased and unreliable the media is and has been long before Trump then I am saddened that he is not the journalist I thought he was!

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  • Leslie Hensley
  • 05-08-2020

Wonderful!

What a great performance. I thoroughly enjoyed this and didn’t want it to end. This also comes at an important time for our country.

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  • Phx17
  • 08-08-2020

I like him better now than I did when he reported

As he admits at the outset, Dan Rather was proud of his job and gloried in his personal power of the press. This short audio allows him to reflect on his career through an older, wiser, more suitably humble lens. I enjoyed listening. I also appreciated the reminder of the tough times our nation has been through, and his encouragement of the path forward through tough times, namely by actively looking for opportunities to connect with and help one another, especially the weak, vulnerable, or wronged.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 04-08-2020

Criminally short

Rather's delivery here is superb. I could have listened to him tell these stories all day long. The only problem is how short it was. I dearly hope he records more of these. His experience, comfort, and presence were captivating.

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  • Paul Marques
  • 08-08-2020

Rather’s road

I thoroughly enjoyed Dan’s stories. He had been a fixture throughout my adult life, and to some extent those of my Boomer generation, as we watched the world unfold through his commentary. I found his early rise up from humble roots in rural south Texas to his nationally prominent role as successor to Cronkite one of our achievements as a nation. Well delivered with humility and humor.

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  • Richard Doctor
  • 08-08-2020

Outstanding

This is the most enjoyable audible recording that I have experience. I found myself laughing out loud and also reflecting on my life.

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