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HDNet, Dan Rather Reports: Live Coverage of the South Carolina Primary

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"Dan Rather Reports On Politics" travels to South Carolina to broadcast live primary coverage - Tuesday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Continuing in his celebrated tradition of providing the most comprehensive Election Night coverage, Dan Rather will host a live broadcast of the South Carolina primary from Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

"Dan Rather Reports on Politics: The South Carolina Primary" will take place in front of a live audience at Drayton Hall, University of South Carolina - Columbia.

Rather will be joined on the broadcast by veteran campaign strategists Republican Mike Murphy and Democrat Donnie Fowler - both providing additional analysis and commentary on the primary results as they come in.

Mike Murphy is one of the Republican Party's most successful political media consultants. He has handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns including those of Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also worked for two of the Republican presidential hopefuls as senior media strategist - in 2000 on Senator John McCain's presidential campaign and in 2002 for Mitt Romney's gubernatorial run.

Donnie Fowler has achieved leading roles in both national Democratic politics and the high tech industry. Over the last fifteen years, he has served as a senior policy advisor in Silicon Valley and worked on five presidential campaigns including those of Bill Clinton, Al Gore and John Kerry. He was also a presidential appointee to the Federal Communications Commission under President Clinton where he dealt with cable and satellite television and broadband Internet issues. He currently runs a Silicon Valley mobile technology firm (Cherry Tree Mobile Media) and a political consulting group in California.

Also joining Dan Rather for the broadcast are Katon Dawson, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, Gilda Cobb-Hunter, a Democratic member of South Carolina House of Representatives and a member of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and Lee Bandy, political columnist, "The State" newspaper in South Carolina, where he's been reporting for more than four decades.

This event is open to the public and tickets can be obtained by calling (803) 454-0936.

This coverage of the South Carolina primary will be the second in a series of special reports from the campaign trail. "Dan Rather Reports on Politics" will travel the country, bringing viewers five consecutive weeks of political campaign news and information.

The program will cover the 2008 primary season with scheduled live broadcasts on Tuesday nights beginning with the New Hampshire primary and running through "Super Tuesday" on February 5, 2008.

"Dan Rather Reports on Politics: The South Carolina Primary" will premiere live on HDNet on Tuesday, January 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET with an updated re-air set for 11:00 p.m. ET to accommodate West Coast Prime Time.
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This should be good. Definitely worth a watch with unpredictable Rather.
And, certainly after his cameo on Simpsons from a couple Sunday's ago.
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