One of the few people who can rock a tie in Aspen, Dan Rather addressed the SRO audience at The Aspen Institute in Aspen. The 77 year old anchor is still cranking it HDNet. Rather anchored the CBS Evening News for 24 years. His discussion centered on independent journalism & the future of media. Just to prove a point,--- AspenSpin.com scooped the Aspen Times and Aspen Daily News (check the time stamp) on this story. FIRST!! A violent hail storm could not stop the show. Photo: Robert Fullerton.