A Relevant Blast from the Past: CBS Evening News, January 19, 1990 Featuring the Marion Barry Story

by Joey deVilla on October 31, 2013

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In light of what’s going on with Rob Ford right now, here’s a blast from the past: the January 19, 1990 broadcast of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. The top story was the arrest of Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who was caught on video smoking crack — in a situation that is similar to the one that is allegedly shown in the “Rob Ford Crack Video”.

This blast from the past shows how different TV was back then:

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