This isn't Dan Rather's first time in hot water

Some hunters may well cringe while recalling when Dan Rather hosted the 1975 CBS special "Guns of Autumn."

Updated: January 6, 2005, 6:12 PM ET
By Ron Schara | Host of ESPN2's "Backroads with Ron & Raven"

Dan Rather's fall from journalistic grace happened — for some of us — a long time ago. The evening of Sept. 5, 1975, to be exact.

On that night, a much younger and very dashing Dan Rather was the host of a CBS special titled "Guns of Autumn."

As some of us gathered that night to watch, those of us who called ourselves hunters were both proud to be a prime-time subject (a mighty rare event) and apprehensive about what dirty laundry a national network like CBS News, the home ...

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