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HDNet Puts Up Help Wanted Ads for Dan Rather's Program
MRC ^ | 10:55am EDT, Friday August 4, 2006 | RichNoyes,BrentBaker

Posted on 08/04/2006 11:53:01 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay

If Mary Mapes is looking for a way to fill her days, HDNet's upcoming "Dan Rather Reports" seems to have plenty of job openings left to fill. According to Dan Rather's new employer, the debut of "Dan Rather Reports" is scheduled for just two months from now, in October. Yet according to HDNet's Web site, the program is currently (as of August 3) seeking multiple producers, associate producers and editors -- basically, all of the off-camera reporters and production staffers who make a big TV news show work.

For the job listings page: www.hd.net.

[This item by Rich Noyes was posted Thursday afternoon on the MRC's blog, NewsBusters.org

Besides the disgraced ex-CBS Evening News anchor, HDNet has announced just one hire for "Dan Rather Reports," tapping a longtime CBS veteran producer, Wayne Nelson, who will be the Executive Producer for new "investigative news" program. (Wasn't "investigative news" what got Rather into trouble in the first place?) Nelson's career highlights include stints at CBS's Dallas bureau, the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes. Press release on Nelson: www.hd.net

The online classified ad for producers -- responsible for "developing, writing and producing quality television news stories" as well as "extensive investigative reporting" -- seeks candidates with "at least 5 years experience with television piece production, excellent writing skills and good story telling ability." Associate producers need just 3-5 years experience.

And they promise good benefits. Just don't send your resume using Microsoft Word -- HDNet specifically forbids this. Use plain text or a PDF instead.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danratherreports; hdnet; helpwanted; investigative; mrc; news; rather; reporting; rwaynenelson

1 posted on 08/04/2006 11:53:01 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Short-term employment, no doubt...


2 posted on 08/04/2006 11:53:41 AM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: fight_truth_decay

>> And they promise good benefits. Just don't send your resume using Microsoft Word -- HDNet specifically forbids this.<<

They prefer you type your resume on a good old-fashioned typewriter.

LOL


3 posted on 08/04/2006 11:56:12 AM PDT by SerpentDove (No weapon forged against Israel will prevail. - Isaiah 54:17)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Just don't send your resume using Microsoft Word -- HDNet specifically forbids this. Use plain text or a PDF instead.

Don't worry, Dan never could tell the difference...

4 posted on 08/04/2006 11:59:17 AM PDT by kAcknor (Don't flatter yourself.... It is a gun in my pocket.)
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To: fight_truth_decay

5 posted on 08/04/2006 11:59:31 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Buckhead; TankerKC; sinkspur

Think we should apply?


6 posted on 08/04/2006 12:01:14 PM PDT by Howlin (Pres.Bush ought to be ashamed of himself for allowing foreign countries right on our borders!!~~Zook)
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To: fight_truth_decay
When this one crashes and burns, here's Dan's next gig:


7 posted on 08/04/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: fight_truth_decay

Little Lord "Font"leroy.


8 posted on 08/04/2006 12:03:04 PM PDT by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: fight_truth_decay
HDnet has a penetration of,at most,1% of American households.Even if every single subscriber tuned in for each show,Gunga Dan's audience will look minuscule even when compared to the typical WB audience.
9 posted on 08/04/2006 12:04:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (For those who aren't familiar with it,"HD)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

roflmao!!!!!!!


10 posted on 08/04/2006 12:05:12 PM PDT by widowithfoursons
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To: fight_truth_decay

I actually had to click the link to see if the ban on MS Word was for real. Too funny!


11 posted on 08/04/2006 12:09:21 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: Howlin
Think we should apply?

I don't have the qualifications, but I could write a resume that is "Fake But Accurate"...

12 posted on 08/04/2006 12:10:24 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up two (2) seats in the Senate and four (4) seats in the House in 2006)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Fact-checkers need not apply.
13 posted on 08/04/2006 12:32:30 PM PDT by Hexenhammer
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To: Howlin

I'm sure Dan would love a reunion.


14 posted on 08/04/2006 12:35:41 PM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: Hexenhammer

BACKGROUND ON CUBAN, BOSS OF RATHER

Mark Cuban is a man of many identities: dot-com billionaire, Dallas Mavericks owner and prime-time benefactor of HDNet.

At the 2004, WEB2, The audience didn't seem to buy everything Cuban was selling. Even with his foot in one of the more promising technology developments--Web logs--Cuban was heckled by an audience member as being pompous about it: "Uhhhh...He's got a blog!"

Cuban responded by laughing and pointing to his more memorable public appearances in the sports world as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. "I've never been heckled at a conference before," Cuban said.


To be sure, conference organizers seemed aware of the possibility of a looming hype machine.

http://news.com.com/Mark+Cuban+raises+specter+of+dot-com+redux/2100-1026_3-5400029.html?tag=nl

Mark Cuban
Dallas Mavericks owner
$1,000 Republican '96
$1,000 Democrat '02
$5,000 special interest '96
total: $7,000
http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations/Mark_Cuban.php

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is making good on his promise to shake up journalism by funding Sharesleuth.com, an investigative business journalism site which he earlier described as "a blog that will do nothing but try to uncover corporate fraud." The site was founded by St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christopher Carey, who has officially resigned to work on the site, which goes live next month. Cuban confirmed to PaidContent's Staci Kramer that platforms would include "the site, HDnet and HDnet films...and that's just the beginning."

On May 31st, Cuban wrote an entry on his blog called "Why Journalism Matters," calling on a new generation of sleuths, muckrakers, and would-be journos to challenge the form and generate the content they wanted to see. He invited journalism students "that can uncover stories others cant [sic] find and tell them in a way that others want to read" to contact him. PaidContent reports that Carey will be working with "stringers and input from a broad network of non-journalists who have an interest in the subject."

CUBAN promises to shake up journalism by funding Sharesleuth.com ---http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2006/06/13/mark-cuban-starts-up-inve_e_22923.html

CUBAN'S WEBLOG
http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000993073720/




15 posted on 08/04/2006 1:22:37 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; widowithfoursons
Wayne Nelson, who will be the Executive Producer for new "investigative news" program. (Wasn't "investigative news" what got Rather into trouble in the first place?

LOL ....... and don't forget "The Wall Within".

****

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/morse200409150552.asp

16 posted on 08/04/2006 1:26:35 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Iím over 60......... just like you... I canít hear you."tes)
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To: fight_truth_decay
"The Wall Within".

****

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/morse200409150552.asp

17 posted on 08/04/2006 1:28:32 PM PDT by beyond the sea (The truth exists even when ignored.)
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To: gridlock
I actually had to click the link to see if the ban on MS Word was for real. Too funny! Same here.

Nope, no joke.

Not intentionally, anyhow. ;o)
18 posted on 08/04/2006 3:19:15 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (Suicide Bomb Instructor: "Now pay attention, I'm only gonna do this once...")
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To: fight_truth_decay
Who even carries this channel? I don't think it is on Dish Network.
19 posted on 08/04/2006 3:24:18 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: engrpat
Who even carries this channel? I don't think it is on Dish Network.

HDnet is a high definition channel carried by some cable systems in some areas.As I noted earlier,it's a channel that's found in very few homes in this country.

20 posted on 08/04/2006 7:25:45 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (For those who aren't familiar with it,"HD)
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