A big night, Wednesday, over at Sam Houston State University.
Dan Rather returned to his alma mater. The 1954 graduate spent the day talking with students about his time on campus and his career at CBS News and now with HD Net.
He also talked about what problems professional journalists face today.
"I think the standards in journalism are down as a whole; print, electronic journalism, both," explained Rather.
"That the increased size of the competitive arena has led to this lowering of standards. All of us, and I do not exclude myself in this criticism have a lot to answer for it."
In a new tradition at SHSU, Rather signed the wall in the new Performing Arts Center.
He simply left the word "courage."
Wednesday's event was a part of the Mingling with Media series at Sam Houston State. It was planned and organized entirely by public relations majors.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.