Posts tagged: Dan Rather

The Challenger Commission and the 25th Anniversary

Today is the 25th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger exploding after takeoff and killing all seven astronauts on board.
The most famous crew member at the time was probably Christa McAuliffe. She was a high school teacher from New Hampshire, the first of what was called the Teacher in Space Program from NASA.
Also on board: Commander Francis R. Scobee, Pilot Michael J. Smith, Mission Specialists Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka and Ronald E. McNair, and Payload Specialist Gregory B. Jarvis.

Sawyer to Cronkite: In Your Face, Old Man!

It’s not really Sawyer’s fault.  It was Dan Rather who was eager to hop into Cronkite’s anchor chair in 1981.  CBS News, to its shame, forced Cronkite out to keep Rather happy.  (CBS has always claimed that retireme