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Dan Rather: One Newsman, 11 Presidents & A Century of Election News Technology Shifts

Friday, March 11
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 5
110 E 2nd St

He’s interviewed every US President since Eisenhower. Legendary journalist, Dan Rather would be the first to tell you how technology influences presidential politics. FDR mesmerized the nation with the advent of radio. Kennedy crushed Nixon in the first-ever televised debate. Obama has been dubbed, "The Facebook President" (and now “The Selfie-Stick President?”) Which new technology has a hold on Election 2016? If history truly repeats itself, will technology just put this election on auto play?

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Amanda Wills at SXSW

Amanda Wills


Mashable Inc

Dan Rather at SXSW

Dan Rather

Host, The Big Interview & Dan Rather Reports

News and Guts

Dan Rather, host of AXS TV's Dan Rather Reports and The Big Interview, is a native of Wharton, Texas and the son of an oil pipeline worker, and Texas has always been his home. Before becoming one o...

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Whitney Casey


Whitney Casey Productions


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