What Christ looked like

There wasn't any tip-toeing around the C-word back in the 60s. Here's a vintage "60 Minutes" story about Christ.


You know those religion-neutral "holiday greetings" aired by network TV every December? Back in the 60s, there wasn't any tip-toeing around the C-word. On Dec. 24,1968, "60 Minutes" aired this story about Christ's physical appearance, and correspondent Harry Reasoner dove right in with the opening line: Tomorrow is Christmas.

Reasoner mused on the question, What did Jesus Christ really look like? He searched for the answer in paintings, poems, and letters. For Christians who are dismayed by holiday tidings that "take the Christ out of Christmas," we present this classic piece, just in time for...(yes, we're really going to say it) Christmas.

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