The New Face of TV News

Dan Rather becomes CBS's $8 million man, as network journalism booms

For nearly three months he met regularly and secretly with top executives at each of the three commercial networks, hearing their offers, learning their plans. The process involved quiet breakfasts in obscure restaurants, drinks and dinner in one suitor's apartment and marathon conversations in hotel rooms. "I find myself in a long final glide path," he said last week. "Three runways are stretched out before me. All three are beautiful. I could land on any one...

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