Koppel Offers Dan Rather Support, Well-Thumbed Copy of ‘The Secret’

Ted Koppel

Beneath this tightly wound tie, Ted Koppel is a spiritual man.Photo: Getty Images

Ted Koppel got kind of gushy about Dan Rather at a Fordham University forum put on by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences this morning. According to TV Week, Koppel said he "hurt" for the former CBS News anchor, who recently filed a $70 million lawsuit against the network and Viacom. Koppel characterized the situation as "a travesty" and said he hopes the lawsuit will give Rather "relief from his [emotional] pain." And why wouldn't it? Personally, we can't think of a better way to heal one's emotional pain than a nice roll around in a giant pile of money.

Koppel on Rather Suit: Squeezing Out of Newsman was a ‘Travesty’ [TV Week]