From the Huffington Post After all those years of hard work and dedication, it all ended in a flash. With Dan Rather’s departure came the elimination of managers above him — the very same managers who hired me.

It wasn’t long afterward that I was negotiating my very public and very painful exit from CBS. To my kids I acted like I was giving them a gift. Somehow, I felt it was my duty to protect them from the pain I was feeling. I sugarcoated the whole thing. Big mistake.

Read the rest for an especially poignant story of her visit to her daughter’s school. She was a good speaker at the round table of Bicentennial Medalists, and her story is a good one about getting back on the horse after a fall.

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