Dan Rather to Speak at Hard Rock Live in March and at Kent State in May


  • Courtesy of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
Veteran newsman Dan Rather has interviewed every president since Eisenhower. He's also covered events ranging from the Kennedy Assassination to the Vietnam War, Watergate, Tiananmen Square, the fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11  and the Iraq Invasion.

He's just published What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism, a new book of essays about "the toxic political atmosphere and polarized opinions of our times."

Rather will come to Northeast Ohio at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, to talk about his book at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

Rather will then return to Northeast Ohio to speak at Kent State University on May 4 as part of the Presidential Speaker Series. The appearance will coincide with the school's annual May 4 Commemoration events and the dedication of the May 4 site as a National Historic Landmark.

“Dan Rather has been a witness to events that profoundly affected our country, our campus and the world,” say Kent State University President Beverly Warren in a press release announcing his appearance at the school. “His unique perspective on the tragic events of May 4, 1970 is of great interest to the university community. His visit directly supports our distinctive mission to prepare students to become engaged world citizens through interactions that spark a passion and purpose to better our society.”

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