Friday, February 18, 2005

Rather Excellent Tales: Birth of a Legend

October 31st, 1931 - Dan Rather born in Wharton, Texas. Dan's Halloween birth has led to whispering campaigns about 'supernatural' involvement, but Rather dismisses such talk as 'wilder than my Aunt Hattie's billy goat'.

FUN FACT: Wharton was also home to Horton Foote of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' fame, while Rather was often spoken of in a mocking tone. Coincidence or proof of a vast right-wing conspiracy? You be the judge...

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