The recent past has been marked by two noteworthy farewells in the American television news industry. Both farewells came after long tenures and were done with class. However, apart from both men not planning on embracing complete retirement, the similarities between these two media icons end there.
Controversy over a discredited story on George Bush's supposed preferential treatment while in the National Guard surrounded a serious Dan Rather's farewell as anchor of "The CBS Evening News".
Meanwhile, a few months earlier, a more emotional Tom Brokaw left on a high note and bid farewell to the viewers of "NBC Nightly News", the most watched cable or broadcast newscast in the United States.
Among other things, Dan Rather is well known for his memorable sayings, especially during election coverages: "He swept through the South like a tornado through a trailer park"; "In Florida, where the flamingos fly, George Bush has taken off"; "This situation in Ohio would give an aspirin a headache"; and "Walter Mondale has seen the light at the end of the tunnel -- and it's out."
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