Should Rather Sue CBS?
September 21, 2007 12:26 PM
I don’t know about you, but I was surprised to see that former anchor Dan Rather is suing CBS for removing him from his duties on the evening news in 2006 and relegating him to appearances on “60 Minutes.” Rather’s lawsuit also charges that the network did not give him enough air time on that program
The flap was over CBS’s embarrassment when it finally learned, after defending the accuracy of the report for months, that its exclusive story on President Bush’s National Guard duty service was based on forged documents.
Heads rolled including Rather’s.
Now two years later the 75 year-old newsman is seeking $70 million to repair his reputation, which he claimed in a lawsuit that CBS had destroyed. Did it? Well, he does have a job, anchoring a news show on Mark Cuban’s high def network.
So the burning question of the day is will this lawsuit go to trial or will the parties settle out of court?
Tough call, weigh in please.
I’m betting on a settlement.