Salman Rushdie: The 60 Minutes Interview (1990)

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In 1990, Mike Wallace spoke with “The Satanic Verses” author, who was marked for death by the Ayatollah Khomeini. The Ayatollah in 1989 declared Rushdie’s novel an affront to Islam.

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The oldest and most-watched newsmagazine on television gets the real story on America’s most prevalent issues. CBS News correspondents contribute segments to each hour-long episode. Topics range from hard news coverage to politics, lifestyle, pop culture, business, health, and science. The correspondents and contributors include Sharyn Alfonsi, Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Norah O’Donnell, Scott Pelley, Charlie Rose, Lesley Stahl, Jon Wertheim, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Whitaker.

  • Presented by: Lesley Stahl; Scott Pelley; Bill Whitaker; John Dickerson;
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