QUEEN MARY Mapes THIS ITEM HAS BEEN UPDATED
Former CBS News producer Mary Mapes has rejoined her old running partner Dan Rather at Mark Cuban's HDNet channel. Rather, 74, is starting all over at hi-def cable network with a weekly one-hour show that will translate the day's events into awkwardly-worded homespun similes. It debuts in October.
Mapes, of course, was at the center of the scandal that triggered Rather's abrupt retirement from CBS: She was the producer of a 60 Minutes segment that showcased documents suggesting that, just maybe, George W. Bush's record as a National Guardsman was less than sterling.