Rather Wins File Access in CBS Firing Suit

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2009 5:22 AM CDT
Rather Wins File Access in CBS Firing Suit
Dan Rather is interviewed in a discussion of how presidential debates are orchestrated.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – A judge has reinstated Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit against CBS and granted the former anchor access to thousands of pages of documents pertaining to his ouster following a network story he ran critical of former President George's Bush performance in the Texas Air National Guard. Rather's attorneys believe the records will help prove Rather's case that he was unfairly made a scapegoat for the controversial story to curry favor with the Bush administration.
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