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Q&A Shi / Rather / Tiananmen

International Media Was Essentially Free To Cover Events In China Up To The June 4th Crackdown At Tiananmen In 1989. US Journalist Dan Rather Was The Anchor Of The CBS Evening News For 24 Years, And Went To China In 1989 As Student-Led Demonstrations Were Building. He Spoke At Length With VOA Mandarin Correspondent Rong Shi In New York About His Recollections Of Tiananmen Square And Some Perspective Of What The Events Mean Today.