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Dan Rather on The Lead

Apr 20, 2012

The former CBS Evening News anchor shares his views on journalism then and now. Excerpts from a Tuesday interview while visiting the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.

You can hear the entire Dan Rather interview here.

KETR Intern Deven Fulton shares the good and bad of social media.

The Lead airs each Friday at 9 a.m. with a rebroadcast Saturday at 10 a.m. on KETR.


The Lead for Friday, April 13 2012

Apr 13, 2012

Texas A&M University-Commerce Emergency Management Coordinator Derek Preas recaps last week's tornado outbreak and Craig Shelton showcases a local tee-ball team whose season kicks off this weekend.

The Lead for Friday, April 6 2012

Apr 6, 2012

Kyle and Bob McCarley of Paris Lumber and Building Center share their incredible survival story during the deadly tornado of April 2, 1982. And Justin Vitz visits the Trail de Paris to view its progress.

The Lead for Friday, March 30 2012

Mar 30, 2012

Sandy Page with the Art Region of Texas joins the program, and Daniel Starks recaps last weekend's performances at Commerce Idol.

The Lead for Friday, March 9

Mar 9, 2012

KETR pays tribute to the many students who've come through the internship program by presenting some of the best student features over the past several years.

The Lead for Friday, March 2

Mar 2, 2012

Representatives from the Region 10 Education Service Center join the program to discuss the new STAAR exam. Our Friday feature follows A&M-Commerce music students ahead of their performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

The Lead for Friday, February 24

Feb 24, 2012

Mark Fox with the National Weather Service Office in Ft. Worth speaks to severe weather for 2011, and how to stay safe in 2012. And Kevin Jefferies revisits the record snowfall of February 2010.

The Lead for Friday, February 3

Feb 3, 2012

Fannin County Judge Spanky Carter speaks to the funding challenges of volunteer fire departments, and Texas A&M University-Commerce welcomes new A&M System Chancellor John Sharp to campus.

The Lead for Friday, January 27

Jan 27, 2012

Kevin Storey, an inland fisheries biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, addresses area drought concerns. Sasha DeHart visits the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library for our Friday Feature.

The Lead for Friday, January 20

Jan 20, 2012

Eddie Radillo of Stop Tarsands Oil Pipeline (STOP) offers his response to the Obama Administration's denial of the Keystone XL Pipeline permit. And members of the Hunt County Transportation Planning Committee provide details for their draft plan for the county. 

The Lead for Friday, January 13

Jan 13, 2012

Chris Van Deusen, assistant press officer with the Texas Department of State Health Services, joins the program to address the new law now in effect that requires meningitis vaccines for new college students.

The Lead for Friday, December 23, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

Trey Turner with TxDot has some travel tips for our listeners and Guadalupe Martinez talks about the high adoption rate at a local animal shelter.

The Lead for Friday, December 2

Dec 2, 2011

Sulphur Springs ISD Superintendent Patsy Bolton joins the program to discuss a rise in school districts seeking class size exemptions, plus two features on the Texas drought and a local grocery butler.

The Lead for Friday, September 30

Sep 30, 2011

John Ockels with the Texas Illegal Dumping Resource Center joins the program to discuss illegal dumping laws. Our Friday feature describes the volume of crickets in Northeast Texas.