Dan Rather Gets Into 'Dirty Sexy Money'
Dan Rather is hardly averse to posing for pictures
Dan Rather, the disgraced former CBS anchor who always denounced TV news for being too "soft," will soon be making his entertainment television debut:
There were gasps of surprise at ABC's fall-schedule announcement this week when the veteran TV newsman popped up as an actor in clips for "Dirty Sexy Money," a new drama about a wealthy, misbehaving New York family.
The role wasn't exactly a stretch. Rather plays a reporter at a fancy dinner party pressing a politician, portrayed by William Baldwin, about his future political plans.
Rather initially said no when the show's executive producer and director, Peter Horton, called to ask if he'd be interested. News people occasionally pop up in fictional settings, like CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday's "Gilmore Girls" series finale, but it is frowned upon at CBS News--his former home for decades-- and Rather had never done it.
Then he gave it a second thought. It might be an easy way to remind people that he's still working, with his own weekly news show on HD Net.
That would be the same HD Net that hosts "Geek to Freak" starring former NBA player Dennis Rodman.