1959-1962: Rather makes the fateful move to television on KTRK-TV in Houston. His rise is swift; by 1962 he has become the news director at rival station KHOU-TV.
FUN FACT: Rather gained a lot of attention in 1961 covering Hurricane Carla in Galveston, where the wind speed reached 117 mph; Rather appeared on air 'drenched and clinging to a pole'. Generations of reporters forced by news directors and station managers to mimic the stunt will curse his name forevermore.
Rather Excellent Tales: Birth of a Legend
Rather Excellent Tales: The College Years
Rather Excellent Tales: Heading on Down to Houston Town