Dan Rather Reports - Season 4

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  • The Best of 2009
    Episode 40
    12/15/09
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    12/29/09 The Best of Dan Rather Reports 2009. A look back at the year's most memorable moments.
  • 12/15/09
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    12/15/09 Dan Rather continues his investigation into truck driver training schools, this time in Michigan, where former trucking students claim they were defrauded out of thousands of dollars for a new start that ended up to be a dead end. Also, small investors who lost big to Wall Street giants try to get their money back.moreless
  • 12/8/09
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    12/8/09 Dan Rather travels to the front lines in eastern Afghanistan where United States forces are abandoning old strategies of searching for an elusive enemy in favor of securing large population centers and building a government. Plus, selling the President's new plan to a reluctant Congress.
  • Treasure Island
    Episode 37
    11/17/09
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    11/17/09 Madagascar is a treasure island famous for its exotic wildlife and valuable timber, an investigation of how logging may be costing this poor country its natural heritage. And a New England town sparks another American revolution, this time in how we eat.
  • Truck Talk
    Episode 36
    11/10/09
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    11/10/09 Dan Rather visits the big truck stop at Carl's Corner, Texas, to hear from the American Truckers Associations and big rig drivers from across the country who are concerned about their profession.
  • Carbonomics
    Episode 35
    11/3/09
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    11/3/09 Understanding an issue you need to know. Cap and trade and a plan by the Obama administration to reduce pollution.
  • Pill Mills
    Episode 34
    10/27/09
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    10/27/09 Police say pill mills in Texas make buying narcotics too easy, and closing a famous American street.
  • Queen of the Road
    Episode 33
    10/20/09
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    10/20/09 Thousands of new truckers are hitting the road every year. Are they properly trained to handle the big rigs? Plus, scientists go deep, literally, to find healthy coral in the Caribbean.
  • Tax Cheats
    Episode 32
    10/13/09
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    10/13/09 Americans who stash money in Swiss banks to avoid taxes will soon be prosecuted. Plus, following the "Wolfman" in northern Montana and New York's jobless recovery.
  • Half the Sky
    Episode 31
    10/6/09
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    10/6/09 A discussion with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on the story they think will be the most important in the 21st century, the emerging role of women in developing countries.
  • Taking on the Fed
    Episode 30
    9/22/09
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    9/22/09 A congressman demands to know where the Fed spent its billions. And on the front line of the surge in Afghanistan.
  • 9/15/09
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    9/15/09 Despite sanctions, Iran has been able to launder billions through western banks, enough to build nuclear weapons, plus a conversation with Florida's newly appointed US Senator.
  • Electric Cars
    Episode 28
    9/8/09
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    9/8/09 Coming to a showroom near you: electric cars. They're sleek, fast, powerful and, so far, very expensive.
  • 8/25/09 Union members in Columbia working for American companies living in fear. Bolivia's tough stance against the U.S. and WHINSEC, was it a school to train assassins?
  • 8/18/09
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    8/18/09 A look back at reports on the "Toxic Trailers" of Hurricane Katrina. The stories of what happened to Gulf coast residents who were victims twice.
  • Up on the Farm
    Episode 25
    8/11/09
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    8/11/09 A roundtable discussion on the growing phenomenon of urban farming.
  • 8/4/09
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    8/4/09 The New York Times columnist discusses America at war, race relations and the media.
  • 6/23/09
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    6/23/09 An interview with the director of the International Monetary Fund as he tries to save the world from financial chaos.
  • Private Prisons
    Episode 21
    6/16/09
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    6/16/09 Locking up tens of thousands of migrants is making big bucks for private prisons, at taxpayer expense and J Street, a controversial group of American Jews who are advocating peace.
  • 6/9/09
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    6/9/09 The first American television interview with a just released terrorism suspect and a tour of the "new" Guantanamo.
  • Rethinking Russia
    Episode 19
    6/2/09
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    6/2/09 A discussion with three prominent Russia scholars on the state of relations between the United States and Russia.
  • 5/19/09
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    5/19/09 A close up look at a town in Afghanistan after a raid by US Special Forces. And a rare visit to the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • 5/12/09
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    5/12/09 Germany is moving quickly to develop alternative energy, allowing individual homes to sell excess power to electric companies. Also, Abu Dhabi goes green and an icon of the environmental movement.
  • Operation Helmet
    Episode 16
    5/5/09
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    5/5/09 Battling the military for helmet pads to protect troops against IEDs. Is the drinking water causing cancer at Camp Le Jeune? And learning about the Holocaust firsthand.
  • Revolt
    Episode 15
    4/28/09
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    4/28/09 The Virginia legislature says "no thanks" to federal stimulus money that would have helped some of the state's record number of unemployed. Also, gangs in the military have police worried. Plus, feeding the starving in Afghanistan and a new phenomenon of grocery auctions in the United States.
  • Busted
    Episode 14
    4/21/09
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    4/21/09 Las Vegas now has the dubious distinction of double digit unemployment and a huge number of home foreclosures as the economy goes bust.
  • Everyone's Covered
    Episode 13
    4/14/09
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    4/14/09 In Canada, everyone is covered by medical insurance. But there are often long waits to see doctors or have surgery. Also, an agricultural town where workers who climbed the economic ladder out of the fields are suddenly finding themselves without jobs. And, a conversation on the Middle East with noted scholar Fouad Ajami.moreless
  • Meat Market
    Episode 12
    4/7/09
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    4/7/09 From white tablecloth restaurants to ranches in the Midwest, the economic effect of the recession on the beef industry. Also, noted Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren.
  • The Swedish Model
    Episode 11
    3/31/09
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    3/31/09 The "Swedish Model" of nationalizing banks is seen as the next step if U.S. banks continue to falter. Also, the simplest explanation of the Obama Administration's banking bailout plan. And lobbyists are mad over new restrictions.
  • Meltdown
    Episode 9
    3/10/09
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    3/10/09 Iceland's government collapses after its banks fail. Also, many small, community bankers in the U.S. are whistling through the recession.
  • Knocking Heads
    Episode 8
    3/3/09
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    3/3/09 New science has determined young athletes are risking permanent brain damage if concussions are untreated. Also, professional athletes and brain damage.
  • SOLD!
    Episode 7
    2/17/09
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    2/17/09 Ft. Myers Florida is knee deep in bankruptcies and foreclosures. But even bad economic times can be profitable. Also, the woman in charge of finding the billions in tax dollars given to the banks.
  • Yankee, Go Home!
    Episode 6
    2/10/09
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    2/10/09 The new President of Bolivia promotes coca growth and expels US drug agents. A military school with a questionable past is training soldiers from Latin America. Plus, the US Ambassador to Afghanistan.
  • 2/3/09
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    2/3/09 A new breed of laws is rapidly giving Americans more rights to use deadly force to defend themselves and their property.
  • 1/27/09
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    1/27/09 American troops fighting terrorists in the Philippines have become a model for the global war on terror.
  • A Dream Fulfilled
    Episode 3
    1/20/09
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    1/20/09 Many who were living in Memphis when Dr. King was assassinated travel to Washington, D.C. to see their dream fulfilled. And, Civil Rights pioneer Dr. Benjamin Hooks and Van Jones, the guru of "green jobs."
  • War Without End
    Episode 2
    1/13/09
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    1/13/09 The latest from Gaza. Madeline Albright on the Middle East Crisis and J Street, a controversial group of American Jews who are advocating peace.
  • The Commander
    Episode 1
    1/6/09
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    1/6/09 Dan Rather travels to Afghanistan to interview the American general in charge of quelling the growing insurgency. Also a visit to frontline U.S. forces.