While walking in the park yesterday (pretty much a once-a-year occasion) we took a dramatic spill aided by our ill-conceived (but, rest assured, supercute) footwear, leaving behind a minor chunk of the skin on our palm and a good portion of our dignity. Until the cut scabs over, it’s hurting us to type, so we’re taking the day off from blogging to feel sorry for ourselves.
Mr. Rather complained that since stepping down as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" last year, in the aftermath of a reporting scandal, he had been ill used as a correspondent on "60 Minutes" and had been given virtually nothing at all to do for the previous six weeks.
Among the places he had sought solace, he said on a recent afternoon, was in "Good Night, and Good Luck," George Clooney‘s homage to Edward R. Murrow and the CBS News of old, a film that Mr. Rather said he had seen five times in theaters, most recently alone.
Tragic. Interestingly, Rather is fielding an offer from everyone’s favorite Mark Cuban regarding a news show on his HDNet channel:
Mr. Rather also recounted that Mr. Cuban, a producer of "Good Night, and Good Luck," had told him that as part of the deal he expected to ask Mr. Rather for informal advice on future film projects. There, too, Mr. Rather said he was game.
In addition to the one-hour interview program, which could eventually include "60 Minutes"-style investigative reports that he would prepare, Mr. Rather said he had been asked to commit to deliver at least two documentaries a year to HDNet.
+ Moving Ahead, Rather Throws Sad Look Back (NY Times)