Morley Safer, 84, the CBS Newsman and longest-serving correspondent on “60 Minutes,” will formally retire this week. His career will be celebrated in a special hour, directly following this Sunday’s regular edition of “60 Minutes.” “Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life” will be broadcast Sunday, May 15 at 8 p.m. ET.
Safer’s first season as a regular “60 Minutes” correspondent began in 1970 with a story about the training of U.S. Sky Marshals. His last “60 Minutes’ report — number 919 — a profile of Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels, was broadcast in March. “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and “60 Minutes” I have decided to retire. It’s been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air,” said Safer. “But most of all I thank the millions of people who have been loyal to our broadcast.”