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Rather's 'Tart' Comment makes CBS Chief Sour

Former anchor called sexiist for remarks on Katie Couric.

(Newser) - CBS chief Leslie Moonves returned fire on Dan Rather today, calling his criticism of Katie Couric "sexist."  In a telephone interview with MSNBC Monday, Rather had accused his unsuccessful successor of taking the nightly news and "dumbing it down, tarting it up." Rather cited Couric...

Walter Reed Bars Baez
Walter Reed Bars Baez

Walter Reed Bars Baez

Army blames short notice for activist's exclusion from hospital

(Newser) - Patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center were treated to tunes by John Mellencamp last week, but not Joan Baez—hospital officials refused to let the legendary folk singer and antiwar activist join him. A spokesman told Rolling Stone the request to include Baez came too late. Said Mellencamp: "...

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