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Washington is in turmoil, the world is on edge and there are warning signs everywhere. All blinking red. Veteran journalist Dan Rather has seen it all. Rather became Facebook’s favorite newsman by bringing context and perspective to a turbulent news cycle. Now he continues to give a calming and rational voice to a world gone mad.
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Blinking Red - The Dan Rather Podcast Dan Rather

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Washington is in turmoil, the world is on edge and there are warning signs everywhere. All blinking red. Veteran journalist Dan Rather has seen it all. Rather became Facebook’s favorite newsman by bringing context and perspective to a turbulent news cycle. Now he continues to give a calming and rational voice to a world gone mad.
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    Trump, race, and hate

    Trump, race, and hate

    In this episode, Dan goes back in time to the days of MLK and the progress made by President Lyndon Johnson in getting civil rights and immigration reform passed. But this is contrasted with the racism and divisiveness stoked by President Trump: Trump sees immigration as an invasion, when in fact it is a central part of American life that has made the country stronger throughout its history.
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    • 23 min
    Party and Partisanship

    Party and Partisanship

    In the fourth episode of Blinking Red, Dan Rather takes on the pressing issue of how partisan our politics appears today, and investigates some earlier examples throughout US history, starting with some of the firebrand speeches of Truman. Dan also reminds us of the powerful moves made by LBJ to put politics aside in enacting powerful civil rights legislation in the wake of Kennedy's assassination.
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    • 19 min
    Enemy of the people?

    Enemy of the people?

    In this third episode of Blinking Red, Dan Rather digs into the role of the press in US history, starting with the way the TV news media was carefully managed by Nixon, and through to the current debacle around "fake news" under President Trump. 
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    • 21 min
    Collective confusion, and collective courage

    Collective confusion, and collective courage

    In this second episode, Dan Rather recognizes some of the fear and confusion following President Trump's actions on the international stage. Calling out the relentless propaganda of the current administration for the bluster that it is, Dan reminds us to pay attention—to have the courage to stand up, and stand firm.
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    • 23 min
    A Finland Fiasco

    A Finland Fiasco

    The premiere episode of Dan Rather’s podcast couldn’t come at a more appropriate time. All signals are blinking red. The United States is under attack from a foreign power. Our president has a sworn duty to protect us against enemies foreign and domestic. Is he upholding that duty? This is a defining moment in our nation’s history.
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
648 Ratings

648 Ratings

afozark ,

Value of wisdom

I found this podcast and listened to every episode in one sitting. It shows me how accumulated wisdom and experience benefits not only the bearer, but also those who hear from them.

I wish Mr. Rather would restart making these episodes.

vuwere ,

Informative guidance

First time I listened, had a big sigh of relief. Needed some history to understand where we as Americans are right now....probably in the hands of those greedy, unknowledgeable, traitorous regime who Yes, we will remove all of these hoaxers hopefully sooner than later.

loonladymt ,

Thank You!!

Dear Dan,
I love this podcast! I wanted your perspective because you have so much history to draw from... you have been there, done that and bought a bunch of t-shirts. You are able to communicate the severity of our situation with a calm hope. The information you bring as background historical facts help me to have the ability to compare and remember. Also, I love the poetry closing and the music!! I will be spreading the news about this podcast. Best Regards! Lynn Kelly

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