Legendary Broadcast Journalist Dan Rather to Appear at Anderson’s Bookshop Event at Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville November 29
What a career Dan Rather has had. He’s been on the front line of every major news story for over five decades. Now, as he reflects on his time in the news business, and the changing atmosphere and upheaval we currently face, Rather is weighing in. He speaks directly to fans on his growing social media outreach and that attitude weaves throughout his new book, What Unites Us. There’s lament, reflection and inspiration enough to initiate serious conversations about the issues of the day. And how to proceed toward the challenges to come.
About the Book:
"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 more than 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.
About the Author:
With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News--a post he held for twenty-four years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries. Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reporting he always loved, creating the Emmy Award-winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality nonfiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.
About Anderson’s Bookshops:
Sponsoring this upcoming program is Anderson's Bookshops, specializing in book sales, author events, booksignings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community. Additional locations include downtown Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, 26 S. La Grange Road, (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson's Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., opened in 2016. Key to Anderson's success has been special author events, like the November 29 program with Dan Rather. To keep updated about other Anderson's events, please visit www.andersonsbookshop.com.