Dan Rather Says NFL Team Should Keep Its Name


Legendary Journalist Dan Rather told DC’s 50 “NewsPlus with Mark Segraves” that the name of the Washington ‘Redskins’ should not be changed.

This is the first time that Rather has spoken about the team’s name. The 82-year-old, is the managing editor of Dan Rather Reports and was the anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, to March 9, 2005.

Rather did say, however, that he thinks the name will eventually be changed.

Watch the clip here.


You need to be logged in in order to post comments
Please use the log in option at the bottom of this page



Chi Mukwa's picture
Chi Mukwa
Submitted by Chi Mukwa on
And that should make a difference? Because Dan said so??? That should make us sit down and keep quite? Because Dan said so?? Because Dan said so, we'll pretend that the imagery is NOT offensive, that ourselves, and our youth should forever be disenfranchised and kept at the periphery of mainstream society, because Dan said so? Frankly, I don't give a damn about what Dan says...he does not speak for me! When we let non-native people speak for us, or try to manipulate us, do we not take a step backwards? We are not your pet, or subhuman, to be placed upon a jersey, a t-shirt or helmet for your amusement. We are the original human being native to this great land, so please see us as human. Hmm, on second thought, I am of the bear, but not a pet, you try and chain me like your pet, well, this bear bites. Because Chi Mukwa say's so.

bullbear's picture
Submitted by bullbear on
Dan Rather's personal opinion is merely for the sake of argument as he states. He is a retired investigative journalist and if there was still an ounce of work principles to provide truth, he would state the tribes view. He has ran the gamut of news reporting and should use his golden years taking some of his celebrity friends fishing so he can share his deflated opinions with them. "Danny Boy, this way to the exit."