CBS Evening News Signoff
delivered 9 March 2005, New York
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We've shared a lot in the 24 years we've been meeting here each evening, and before I say good night, this night, I need to say, "thank you." Thank you to the thousands of wonderful professionals at CBS News, past and present, with whom it's been my honor to work over these years. And a deeply-felt thanks to all of you who have let us into your homes, night after night. It has been a privilege, and one never taken lightly.
Not long after I first came to the anchor chair, I briefly signed off using the word "courage." I want to return to it now in a different way:
For the CBS Evening News, Dan Rather reporting.
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