Dan Rather's decades in TV news have earned him a career journalism award presented by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Rather, who is anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," is this year's recipient of the Goldsmith Center Award for journalism that has enriched American politics and society."Dan was my colleague at CBS for more than 20 years," said Marvin Kalb, the center's director. "He was an outstanding journalist then; he remains one today, setting consistently high standards of journalistic accomplishment over many decades."