Rather writes memoir

The Associated Press

NEW YORK Dan Rather knows the consequences of moving too fast in the news business.

Arriving in Germany to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Rather said, "In military terms we outran the supply lines.

"'Turn the camera on,' I told my producer. He said, 'The camera hasn't gotten here yet.'"

Rather met with reporters Thursday to discuss his second memoir, "The Camera Never Blinks Twice." It's due in bookstores in mid-October.

The CBS anchorman said his wife, Jean, supports his literary efforts.

"If I'm watching, say, women's volleyball on television," he said, "she will come through the room and say, 'Shouldn't you be writing?'"

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