Mary Mapes, CBS Producer in 'Rathergate,' Inks Big Book Deal

By: E&P Staff Mary Mapes, the CBS News producer fired over "Rathergate,? has inked a deal to tell her side of the scandal, reportedly for a high six-figure sum.

The publisher, St. Martin's Press, beat out a reported half a dozen others. It announced today that the book would come out in the fall with a tentative title of ?The Other Side of the Story.?

St. Martin's said that Mapes "will chronicle what really happened at CBS and reveal the corporate, political and ideological agendas that threaten the integrity of journalists and the news."

Mapes was fired Jan. 10 after an independent panel found CBS rushed the "Bush memo" story on the air without proving that documents were real. Mapes insists the story was accurate, and that the documents were not forged.


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