February 8, 2018
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For decades, we knew him as a giant of network news, which brought him face-to-face with every living president from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama, and behind the scenes of every major event from the assassination of John F. Kennedy to the war in Iraq.
But since the 2016 election, Dan Rather has risen to the top of a different medium—the social kind—and nabbed more than two million Facebook followers with his writing on our national identity crisis.
Channeling the power of those posts, many of which have gone viral, Rather has crafted a collection of original essays to remind us that—as Americans—we’re ultimately united through our institutions (from public libraries to national parks), our struggles (perhaps most topically civil rights) and our shared values (yes, he contends, we do still share many).
The resulting book—What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism—will form the basis of our compelling conversation with the author.
Includes a copy of the book