Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dan Rathers involved in DUI video

California DUI attorneys

— A familiar face will be joining the Troy and Alana Pack Foundations video for high school students on the dangers of drinking and driving.
Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather has signed on to work on Graduation Day, a film that chronicles four teens on their graduation night in pseudo-reality style.

Rather will serve as a host and narrator for the film and will appear periodically throughout.

The foundation was started by Bob and Carmen Pack of Danville whose children, Troy, 10, and Alana, 7, were killed by a drunk driver in October 2003. The Packs have been working with University of Southern California graduate film school alumni on the half-hour video for a year.

Former Prison Break actor Lane Garrison, who was recently sentenced to 40 months prison for his role in a fatal drunk driving accident, has already taped a testimonial for the film.

Rathers involvement will bring credibility, professionalism and authority to the short movie, Bob Pack said Monday.

Pack said they approached a few New York-based network news anchors and were happily surprised when they learned Rather agreed to participate.

I am excited and proud to be part of such a worthy film project, Rather said in a news release. I know it will have a positive impact on millions of young lives.

Pack, the filmmakers and two actors from the film will travel to New York today and will tape Rathers segments on Thursday in a studio.