What Would You Ask Dan Rather About Political Coverage?
You may have seen my blog post last week noting that former CBS anchor Dan Rather is coming to St. Petersburg's Eckerd College to deliver live reporting on Florida's primary Jan. 29 for his new employer, HD Net.
What I didn't know then, was that the folksy anchor is going to grant me an audience today to talk about election issues, media coverage and his own efforts to stay in the hunt, three years after losing his prime perch at CBS.
My question to you is simple: What should I ask Rather?
Yeah, we'll talk about overcoverage and the media's rush to pronounce winners. But what should I be asking Rather that folks aren't tlaking enough about? What's the unexepcted question? And how should i hold the big dog responsible for his own electoral reporting?
Expect to see the results of our enterprise in the newspaper and on this blog early next week. until then -- please fire away! Believe me, there are few questions which would be beneath either one of us.
Here's Dan's observations on what ails mass media today: