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Dan Rather Gets Down and 'Dirty'

April 9, 2007 12:00 AM

Dan Rather will be back on network TV come fall if ABC picks up "Dirty Sexy Money," and if Mr. Rather's cameo at a posh New York charity event (shot at the Frick Museum) doesn't end up on the cutting-room floor.

The former "CBS Evening News" anchor, now anchor and correspondent for HDNet's "Dan Rather Reports," told Blink he was invited to play himself and to give tips on how he might try to pry out of a potential Senate candidate (William Baldwin) his plans over dinner.

Yes, he assured the producers, he would call the potential candidate's wife "ma'am" in real life.

Mr. Rather worked from 6:30 p.m. to midnight but, he said, "It was fun."

"Dirty" is the Touchstone TV drama about a powerful New York family with Jell-O for ethics and the idealistic lawyer who inherits the chore of representing them. The talent behind the scenes includes executive producers Craig Wright ("Brothers and Sisters," "Lost," "Six Feet Under"), Greg Berlanti ("Brothers and Sisters," "Everwood," "Dawson's Creek") and Bryan Singer ("House," "Superman Returns"). Peter Krause plays the lawyer handling the family, whose patriarch is played by Donald Sutherland.