Politics & Media
Mar 09, 2011, 05:38AM

Mother Jones Profiles Dan Rather

"Mark Cuban, HDNet's owner, loved Rather's polarizing image and believed such a huge brand could bring attention to his tiny shop. He lured the anchor to this obscure end of the channel guide by offering him total creative control. Neither Cuban nor his executives vet story ideas or scripts. Cuban just writes the checks and watches Rather's show when it airs."

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