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The Documents That Started It All

Three of the notorious memos allegedly written by Bush’s commanding officer in the National Guard.

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(Documents: CBS/AP [3])


THE SOURCE
Bill Burkett: The disgruntled former Guardsman who gave CBS the memos.


THE REPORTERS
Mary Mapes: The CBS producer who was fired for the flawed broadcast.

Dan Rather: The former anchor, who believes the documents are real.


THE MANAGEMENT
Andrew Heyward: The former president of CBS News who told Rather to apologize.

Leslie Moonves: The CEO of CBS who convinced Rather to remain loyal to the company.

Sumner Redstone: The Viacom chief who said the Guard story caused him “severe distress.”


THE INVESTIGATOR
Dick Thornburgh: The former U.S. attorney general who oversaw CBS’ panel review of the broadcast.


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