Dan Rather is anchor and managing editor of HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports, which this week, beginning Tuesday night, is airing and investigative report on the problem of private prisons. For 24 years, he served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. His books include The American Dream, Deadlines and Datelines, The Camera Never Blinks, and The Palace Guard.

The president’s Afghan speech may have been criticized on all sides, but on a recent reporting trip to the country, Dan Rather found soldiers optimistic—and new troops clearly heading into battle with a new strategy.

No one outside of Iran knows the truth about the rogue nation’s nuclear program. Dan Rather investigates front companies in New York aiding Iran’s weapons program, the money-laundering, and other little-known details about the threat. “Iran’s Manhattan Project” premieres on HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST.

Massive protests, government crackdown, and media blackout—Tehran today sounds like Tiananmen Square two decades ago. But Dan Rather, who covered the China massacre, says the shift in the media landscape over the last two decades means there’s no comparison.

When Dan Rather’s team interviewed former Guantánamo detainee Lakhdar Boumediene, he spoke of sexual humiliation, painful forced feeding, and medical mistreatment at the camp. But the admiral in charge at Gitmo denied the allegations, and described a facility he’d be proud “to show his mom." Who is lying?

After deciding to send 17,000 troops to Afghanistan this month, President Obama will announce his new strategy this week. Dan Rather, who has been reporting from Afghanistan for nearly 30 years, says America still doesn’t get it.

Newscaster Dan Rather reflects on the Texas roots he shares with playwright Horton Foote, the screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird, who died Wednesday at the age of 92.

Despite the downward economic spiral, there is no clear plan to pull us out. Dan Rather on why he’s finally getting angry about it.