People: Jul. 3, 2006

BUT DID HE GET A GOLD WATCH? Surely CBS didn't expect Gunga Dan to sit in his office playing online poker. When DAN RATHER stepped down as anchor of the CBS Evening News last year after apologizing for flawed reporting in a story about President Bush's National Guard service, the longtime journalist hoped to snare some meaty assignments on 60 Minutes. But "after a protracted struggle," Rather said, CBS execs "had not lived up to their obligation to allow me to do substantive work," and network and newsman parted months before the end of Rather's contract, in November. CBS tried to...

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