The Defining Challenge of the 21st Century
How do we bring sanity to the climate change "debate"? Well, it starts by hearing from people who are sane about the issue. The rhetoric on climate change has been heating up as fast as global temperatures, and it's a shame. Because for all the bad news surrounding the issue, the good news is that we as a species have had the brainpower to figure out what's happening. The question is now whether we will have the courage and intestinal fortitude to do something about it.
Trump vs. The Press
I felt a shudder down my spine yesterday watching Donald Trump's fusilade against the press. This is not a moment to be trifled with. It wasn't his first tirade and it won't be his last.
I was reminded of my college journalism professor, the late Hugh Cunningham, who would exhort his young charges in a thundering voice to "never let them scare you." It was his most important lesson. One of Edward R. Murrow's favorite words was "steady." That also bears repeating today.
This is a dirty, nasty election. And it is only going to get worse. The reporters in the trenches need no lecture from me. They are walking through daily mindfields, bracing themselves against winds of discontent whose effects no one can predict.
I know what it is like to sit in those seats and feel the scorn and even wrath of politicians of all political persuasions. Attacking the press for unfair coverage has long been a bipartisan pursuit...
Lessons From the Field
“Work-Life Balance” is one of the hottest genres in the burgeoning field of stress management. With millions of people struggling to balance career/business, family, and health, Dan Rather shares what he has learned about work-life balance.
In "Lessons from the Field: Everything I Learned About Life I Learned from Reporting", Rather writes about how he has juggled his commitment to journalism, family, and friends. He examines his work ethic, personal values, and religious beliefs in a format that invites the reader to explore the question: At the end of the day, what truly matters?