In the late '70s disco was as popular as it was ever going to get, and in 1978, 60 Minutes was ON IT. Below is a 15-minute segment from Dan Rather, who goes deep into the dance world. He doesn't just visit Studio 54, but he explores the music genre through its demographic, the music industry, and conversations with Billboard magazine, as well as with folks at the record labels producing the genre's hits. You'll get a full scope of the disco machine and how it ran... and yes, you will also get shots of a young Rather reporting straight-faced from the colorful disco clubs of New York City.
And a year later disco was very popular amongst New York City dogs.