Dan Rather

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Mark Cuban: HDNet rebranding as AXS TV won't impact Denver operation

    What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    CU toilet paper lawsuit is a "sh*tty deal" in HDNet report (VIDEO)

    Video below.​HDNet, owned by billionaire and (currently very happy) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is partly based in Denver, which explains why HDNet World Report, its signature news program, reports about so many Colorado stories. Earlier this month, the show focused on local medical mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Deuce's name done? New general manager Peter Maroney on future of KWGN and Fox 31

    Peter Maroney's background is in news, not sales.​Earlier this week, Peter Maroney was announced as the new president and general manager of sister channels 2 and 31 -- the successor to the controversial Dennis Leonard, who stressed in a statement that he jumped instead of being pushed. Maron ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    HDNet's Greg Dobbs talks about Life in the Wrong Lane

    ​"A lot of people consider the practice of journalism with a lot of scorn, and sometimes it's deserved," says veteran newsman Greg Dobbs, who'll talk about his new book, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out, at 6 p.m. tonight at the Denver Press Club. "But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    HDNet finally available on Comcast

    This 2006 Message column "HDNet Gains" profiled HDNet, billionaire Mark Cuban's high-definition television network. At the time, Cuban and his Denver-based partner, Philip Garvin, were thrilled about adding longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather to HDNet's family. But Garvin remained frustrated that the pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Jessica Sonner song used in HDNet promo

    HDNet recently started using Jessica Sonner's song "Still Be Here" as the soundtrack for a promo video for Dan Rather Reports, HD World Report and InFocus Documentaries. Check out the video here.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    HDNet's Mark Cuban charged with insider trading; read the complaint here

    Mark Cuban Updated, 12:10 p.m. November 17: Billionaire Mark Cuban is most closely associated with Dallas, thanks to his ownership of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. But he's got a Denver connection, too. As pointed out in "HDNet Gains," Cuban's HDNet -- a service that reached out to Dan Ra ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    Tony Shawcross Saved Public-Access TV in Denver

    Deproduction will use grant money to help others.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008
  • News

    November 29, 2007

    PBS West

    Much of PBS's signature news program comes out of a Denver office whose staffers have quietly been doing good work for nearly a quarter-century.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    CBS Legal Eagle Andrew Cohen Takes on a Top Republican Fundraiser

    Denver-based attorney and past Westword profile subject Andrew Cohen is a rarity -- a TV legal expert who brings class and smarts to a role that's often filled by ranters and screamers. No wonder he's been a regular presence on CBS's weeknightly newscast through the equivalent of three administratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Don't Tase Me Bro, September 19

    Here's a brief look at some of the items Americans are desparate to learn about today: Don’t tase me, bro This story has been all over for days. A guy asks a screwball question to John Kerry at a speech and gets arrested and tasered for it. Ask a weird question to a U.S. Senator, get arrested an ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Mountain West Conference Lineup

    This debut channel is learning the rules of the game.

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Shut Up and Sing

    Natalie Maines is one radical Chick.

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    HDNet Gains

    Dan Rather tips off for Mark Cuban's network.

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of November 9, 2006

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Blogs 2.0

    Colorado Confidential tries to give blogs a journalistic upgrade.

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    Tour de Farce

    You'll have the crime of your life in the Mile High City.

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Losing Dimebag Darrell was never part of the Damageplan.

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Gibby Haynes and His Problem

    Saturday, September 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004
  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Off Limits

    Blame Canada

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Critic's Choice


  • News

    September 4, 2003

    The Message

    The Old Guard

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    A Dam in the Stream

    If Clear Channel can't afford Internet radio, who can?

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Off Limits

    Holy Moses!

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    Not-So-Funny Business

    Are gays fair game for jokes on Denver radio?

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Pulp Fiction

    By making it up as they go along, the members of Log chop down genre conventions.

  • Culture

    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter.

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Robo News

    Channel 7 readies a new computer system that makes the newspeople behind the scenes all but obsolete.

  • Music

    October 18, 2001
  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Making of a Pirate

    A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.

  • Culture

    September 20, 2001

    Culture Shock

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    The Making of a Pundit

    Here's how Andrew Cohen became one of the legal biz's foremost talking heads.

  • Culture

    June 14, 2001

    Hope Sinks

    Between optimism and despair, there's comic (and author) Richard Lewis.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Tale of the Tapes

    The Columbine video has a good beat and you can dance to it.

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Show & Sell

    Local newscasts have plenty of style, but where’s the substance?

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Two Days in the Death of JonBenét

    A journal of the media madness sparked by the JonBenét grand jury.

  • News

    December 24, 1998
  • Culture

    December 3, 1998
  • Culture

    November 26, 1998
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    October 10, 1996
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    December 6, 1995
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    May 31, 1995
  • Music

    April 13, 1994