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Morley Safer Retires After 46 Years on ’60 Minutes’

Acclaimed Newsman Did 919 On-Air Reports for the Veteran Newsmagazine

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.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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