After touching on Rather's bout with rheumatic fever in his youth and his stint as a serviceman, which he describes as "one of the shortest and least distinguished careers in the whole history of the Marine Corp," the two discussed some of the changes Rather has observed in journalism over his 60 years in the business. Rather lamented the "politicization" he has observed in the news, observing that some news networks have evolved into "partisan, political propaganda outlets."
Check out the video above for more from Rather on how journalism has "lost its guts."
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