The Big Interview with Dan Rather

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 10 Seasons
  • 8.7  (132)

The Big Interview with Dan Rather is a TV series produced by AXS TV that features the renowned journalist Dan Rather sitting down with a range of big names from the world of entertainment and culture, to discuss their lives, passions and achievements. Spanning across many seasons, the show is one of AXS TV's most successful programs, and it comes as no surprise, given the fascinating guests and in-depth conversations that Rather leads.

One of the episodes within the series features a chat with Darius Rucker, a household name in the country music scene. In this particular conversation, Rather delves deeper into Rucker's background to unearth the story behind his switch from pop and rock music to country. Rather tackles Rucker's early life, from a young boy in South Carolina, all the way through his time with Hootie and the Blowfish, and eventually his highly successful solo career. The two discuss the challenges that arise when moving from one genre to another, as well as the emotional toll that it can take on an artist.

Another episode of the show features John Fogerty, the legendary frontman of the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. In this episode, Rather goes beyond the music of CCR, to explore the band's history, and delves into some of the deeper personal experiences Fogerty had during his time in the band. Fogerty also expounds on the inspiration for some of CCR's biggest hits, such as "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising", and gives behind-the-scenes insights on the process of writing and recording such classics. Rather gives viewers the opportunity to see more of Fogerty's entertaining and insightful personality, shedding light on the person behind the music.

Throughout each of these episodes, Rather showcases his exemplary interviewing skills, guiding the conversation with each guest in a way that is engaging and authentic. Rather has a way of making the guests feel comfortable enough to open up about their often-private struggles and triumphs while simultaneously entertaining and informing the viewer. The Big Interview is expertly produced, featuring wonderful backdrops that add to the conversation, and fantastic storytelling that keeps the viewer hooked.

Despite the differing backgrounds of his guests, Rather is able to create a sense of unity amongst them. The show underscores the universality of human emotions and experiences, taking viewers on a journey that leaves them feeling more connected to the guests than ever before.

One of the most impressive aspects of the show is its authenticity. Unlike many other interview programs, Rather does not shy away from tackling more difficult and controversial topics. In the Rucker episode, Rather asks his guest about a past DUI charge and how it has affected his personal and professional life. Similarly, in the Fogerty episode, Rather brings up the longstanding legal wrangling between Fogerty and his former record label, delving into the pain and frustration that it caused Fogerty. In each of these instances, Rather is able to handle the issue with nuance and grace, providing the viewer with a deep and multifaceted understanding of his guests' lives.

In addition to shining a light on the stories and lives of his guests, Rather also takes time to showcase their music. The episodes feature live music from the guests, with Rather frequently joining in, playing guitar or singing along. This adds an element of fun and community to the show, and demonstrates Rather's true passion for the art of music.

Overall, The Big Interview with Dan Rather is a must-watch for fans of music and pop culture. Rather's exceptional interview skills, combined with the fascinating guests and entertaining performances, make for an incredibly engaging and thought-provoking viewing experience. The episodes are available to stream on Dox, and are a fantastic way to witness Rather's unmatched capability to bring deep and personal stories to a mainstream audience.

The Big Interview with Dan Rather is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (61 episodes). The series first aired on November 18, 2013.

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Where to Watch The Big Interview with Dan Rather
The Big Interview with Dan Rather is available for streaming on the Dox website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Big Interview with Dan Rather on demand at Philo, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    November 18, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (132)