Dan Rather Is Coming to the Library's YouTube Channel

You’ve seen him on CBS and HDNet. Soon, you’ll see him live at the Library – and on YouTube. On June 20, 2012, the Library's public conversation with legendary anchorman Dan Rather will be livestreamed to viewers around the world at youtube.com/kclibrary.

The stream begins at 6:30 p.m. CST, as Rather joins Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a discussion of his new book, Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News before an expected capacity crowd in Kirk Hall at the Central Library. (RSVP and come early to attend.)

It should be a lively discussion. The 80-year-old newsman’s tell-all memoir has been drawing attention for his lambasting of his former employer, CBS News, whom he’s accused of folding under corporate pressure and exhibiting an “absence of executive backbone” during crucial investigations, such as Abu Ghraib. Check out Lloyd Grove’s great coverage of the book in The Daily Beast.

But, if you can’t make it to the Library in person on June 20, fire up your computer and head to our YouTube channel around 6:30 p.m. The stream will also work on mobile devices, such as a smartphone or tablet PC.

There’s more than meets the “CBS eye” on the Library’s YouTube channel, too. In addition to producing some colorful trailers that preview our coming attractions, we’ve been posting full-length videos of recent events in addition to favorites from our archive.

From local heroes like Candice Millard and Linda Rodriguez to national names like Douglas Brinkley and Anne Enright, there’s a lot of great content – with more added every week.

So tune in. And remember: Courage.

About the Author

Jason Harper is the web content developer and social media manager at the Kansas City Public Library.
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