Rather to teach 'Finding the truth in news'

Rather to teach 'Finding the truth in news'
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Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather has been tapped to teach an online journalism course called “Finding the truth in the news.”

The course is being offered by the e-learning platform UDemy, which hosts more than 42,000 online courses.

“Whether you’re an avid consumer of the news or just beginning your journalism career, renowned news anchor Dan Rather shares his first-hand experiences to guide you through the 21st century state of journalism,” the course description reads.

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“Dan’s rich history and extensive knowledge of journalism, paired with practical, hands-on exercises, creates a unique learning opportunity and rare insight from an American legend.”

Rather was an award-winning anchor of the “CBS Evening News” from 1981 to 2005 before he was fired over a “60 Minutes” piece that used fake documents that called into question whether President George W. Bush fulfilled his National Guard duties during the Vietnam War.

Rather, however, has defended the foundation of the story to this day.

In 2015, a movie about the Bush National Guard story was made into a feature film starring Robert Redford, titled “Truth.”

The course is currently being offered for $10 per student.