Dan Rather: Coming home 9/11, I Read the Bible.
The CBS anchor talks to Texas Monthly magazine about
covering the terror attacks:
That first day, I got home at five-fifteen in the morning.
I know from past experience that you can’t just have a
glass of milk and go to bed. There’s always a long glide
down. This time, there was no glide down. My head was so
full. I had to be back at the office at nine the next
morning. I tried to read for a while, something completely
different. I read the Bible. Frequently that will take my
mind off things. It didn’t. Then I picked up whatever I
could find. I tried to read Richard Reeves’s new book about
Richard Nixon. I got through three sentences. I ate, paced,
tried to sleep. Sleep wouldn’t come.
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