U.S. Broadcast Legend Morley Safer Dead at 84
American broadcasting giant Morley Safer has died a week after announcing his retirement from news show 60 Minutes. The reporter was 84.
Safer spent 52 years at CBS and 46 seasons as a regular on 60 Minutes. Announcing his retirement days ago, Safer thanked viewers for regularly tuning into the news magazine show. “It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air,” he said. “But most of all I thank the millions of people who have been to our broadcast.” Safer was the longest-serving correspondent in 60 Minutes history. He joined the CBS program in 1970 and filed his last report in March. He last appeared on the weekly news show on Sunday night.