Three years after the dust settled around CBS' firing of Dan Rather, the former anchor is quite content to fan the flames around his career low point—all in the name of revenge. Rather, 75, tells the Washington Post that he filed his $70 million suit against the network he says abandoned him because, "The only punishment they understand is the money."
Rather's suit alleges that CBS used him as a scapegoat to appease the White House over his report that President Bush received preferential treatment in the Guard—a story he still stands by. Rather hopes to turn up evidence by putting CBS execs under oath. And despite his 2004 apology, he says he "never apologized for what was in the story."