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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mary Mapes' Book About Dan Rather and President Bush's Air National Guard Service Coming To the Big Screen

Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in Truth, the film based on former CBS producer Mary Mapes' book about the "Rathergate" debacle that cost Ms. Mapes her position at the network and eventually forced Mr. Rather to resign from his position at CBS' show 60 Minutes II. Cate Blanchett is playing Mapes. James Vanderbilt will make his directorial debut in the film, which is being produced by RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment. The story that turned into a scandal erupted when Mr. Rather questioned President George W. Bush's Air National Service.

More here from the Hollywood Reporter.  Texas Monthly investigates the story eight years on here.

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