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Bob Marley on 60 Minutes: An Interview with Dan Rather, 1979

60 Minutes is a highly respected news program that plays on CBS television in the U.S. on Sunday evenings.  It has been a stable of Sunday evening television viewing for almost 40 years.

Bob Marley appears throughout this 1979 profile of the Rastafarian philosophy and way of life.  I am sharing this interview because I think it is a fascinating look at a way of life that is foreign to most people.  Admittedly, the profile is a biased, American interpretation of Rastafarians and tends to place way too much emphasis on ganja and violence.  And Dan Rather is an absolute boner, in my opinion.  That being said, I think you will find it interesting.  Enjoy!

Bob Marley on 60 Minutes

I have also included the Australian version of 60 minutes for comparison.  This 1979 profile is produced by Australian “journalist” George Negus.

As you can see, although it is a different country and a different show, Rasta gets the same treatment.  A portrayal of ignorant, unemployed and poor blacks with crazy hair who spend all day getting high, running drugs, and killing people.


Bob Marley on 60 Minutes Australia

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  1. I set up a kind of online grave for him at http://www.memmento.com/Memorial-at-Memmento/635/Bob-Marley where he will never be forgotten as people share photos and memories which will last eternaly there. If you have anything to contribute with yourself, go ahead

      1. Glad to hear that you like it 🙂

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