UPDATE: Dan Rather apparently will not anchor KCTV Wednesday night

UPDATE: The KCTV story has taken out any reference to Rather anchoring the 5 p.m. broadcast, instead saying he’ll appear for an extended interview at 4 p.m. I’ve asked KCTV to explain.

UPDATE II: KCTV’s Chris Oberholtz tells me, “Mr. Rather will not be able to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast tomorrow. As it turned out, his schedule of events is making it tough for him to do the interview and try and do the show at 5 p.m.

He will appear on KCTV5 News at 4 p.m. for an extended interview.”

ORIGINAL POST:

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather will lead Wednesday’s 5 p.m. broadcast on KCTV, the station announced today. It’s all surrounding promotion of Rather’s new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.”

In addition to anchoring the 5 p.m. broadcast, Rather will sit for an extended interview at 4.

Rather, who led the CBS newscast for 24 years, is managing editor and anchor for “Dan Rather Reports,” which airs on the HDNet channel. He’ll discuss his long career, which included reporting on JKF’s assassination to the coverage of President Bush’s National Guard service that brought Rather’s CBS career to an end, at the Central Library in KCMO Wednesday evening at 6:30. The free event will be led by library director Crosby Kemper III.

Admission is to the library event is free. The event will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception. Those interested in attending can RSVP online or call 816-701-3407. Free parking is also available at the Library District Parking Garage located at West 10th Street and Baltimore Avenue.

If anyone can’t make it to the free event, KCTV5.com will livestream event.

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