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Dan Rather joins Broward College Speaker Series

Journalism icon Dan Rather has been added to the Broward College Speaker Series, with a talk titled “Rather Outspoken: What I’ve Learned From a Lifetime of Reporting” set for 7:30 p.m. April 18 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets for Rather’s appearance cost $60 and can be purchased at

The Broward College Speaker Series is now in its fifth year providing enlightening discussions from figures from across the cultural spectrum.

The 2018 series, which opened this week with Fox News Channel’s chief political anchor, Bret Baier, also includes three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign-affairs columnist Thomas Friedman, author of the best-seller “The World Is Flat” (Feb. 21), and undefeated world champion boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali and host of CBS’ “All in With Laila Ali” (March 27).

Rather’s most recent book is “What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism” (Algonquin Books), but the folksy Texan may be best known these days as a prolific essayist at, where he surveys what’s happening to culture, journalism and politics from the point of view of someone who has been there and been everywhere.

The anchor of CBS’ “Evening News” for 24 years and a longtime host of “60 Minutes,” Rather, 86, is in his seventh decade as a newsman who has covered historic world events including the Kennedy Assassination, Vietnam, Watergate, Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9/11.

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