LOS ANGELES – Jan. 16, 2014 – Tom Green, host of AXS TV’s TOM GREEN LIVE got veteran newsman Dan Rather to teach him how to chew tobacco and open up about the state of media on last night’s episode. The interview had a few light moments, but mostly centered on serious subjects such as what it was like meeting Martin Luther King, Jr.; interviewing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the state of government and its role with the media.
The night was chock full of news and controversial subjects. A few clips from the episode are included below:
U.S. GOVERNMENT & THE MEDIA – Green asked Rather some probing questions about the possibility of collusion between corporation-owned media and the U.S. government. youtu.be/viYmHLAghUk
INDEPENDENT AND NEUTRAL MEDIA – In this clip, Green and Rather discuss the potential for legislation regarding a free and independent media. youtu.be/muGYmVUqZqY
MLK – In recognition of Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Green questioned Rather about what it was like being in his presence for a news interview. youtu.be/RRGugU503Vg
HUSSEIN – Green got Rather to open up about what it was like interviewing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Rather talks about the lengths he had to go through to get the interview and what was expected of him. youtu.be/mF2H_TCcLA0
KISSING UP – Rather candidly talks about the lengths one must go through to make it in the business and is thankful for the support of Mark Cuban, whose network AXS TV airs “Dan Rather Reports.” youtu.be/j26jtGN_j7I
DIPPING VS. CHEWING – Rather teaches Green the proper way to chew tobacco and a few other helpful tips. youtu.be/HDix4Tobu2Y
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