October 28, 1995 |
Sharing a plane ride with Dan Rather some years ago, Jeff Greenfield started talking to the CBS News anchor about journalism. Why, he wondered, is it so important to be 10 minutes ahead of everyone else? "What's wrong with the way [the analytical French newspaper] Le Monde does it? You get there a couple of days later, but you find out what's going on." Rather reacted with stunned disbelief.