Blinking Red - The Dan Rather Podcast
Blinking Red - The Dan Rather Podcast
Dan Rather
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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. Subscribe to the podcastMore from Dan Rathernewsandguts.com facebook.com/newsandgutsfacebook.com/thedanratherMusic by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and Simon Marcus. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 7, 2018
23 min
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.Subscribe to the podcastMore from Dan Rathernewsandguts.com facebook.com/newsandgutsfacebook.com/thedanratherMusic by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and Simon Marcus.Podcast production and distribution by Pippa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 16, 2018
19 min
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. Subscribe to the podcastMore from Dan Ratherhttps://www.newsandguts.comhttps://www.facebook.com/newsandgutshttps://www.facebook.com/thedanratherMusic by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and Simon Marcus.Podcast production and distribution by Pippa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 6, 2018
21 min
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.Subscribe to the podcastMore from Dan Rathernewsandguts.com facebook.com/newsandguts facebook.com/thedanratherMusic by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, Aaron Windfield, and Simon Marcus.Podcast production and distribution by Pippa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 30, 2018
23 min
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.Subscribe to the podcastMore from Dan Rathernewsandguts.com facebook.com/newsandguts facebook.com/thedanratherMusic by Lunatic Wolf, Michael Young, and Simon Marcus.Podcast production and distribution by Pippa See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 23, 2018
21 min