Since Dan rather was always one of the lowest rated of anchormen
Rather was on top of his game til about 5 yrs ago, when CBS went to #3 rating for network news.
If you had been watching these progressions for long, you would be better informed.
The bottom line is (although I do feel for Dottie and Toto) that it is quite a big deal to have the NBCABCCBS lose their lead in news reporting and to see their house of cards fall.
I do think it is funny to see how important an episode in a movie is that it trumps reality...:>)
I still stand by my statement. He did not have the cache of a Peter Jennings or Tom Brokaw.