Wow, we didn’t think we would ever see the day that Morley Safer would say goodbye to ’60 Minutes’, but it seems that day has finally come! The 84-year-old correspondent has decided to call it quits after 46 long years on the show. We’ll be so sad to see him go! Here’s the scoop.
Say it ain’t so! Morley Safer, 84, is walking away from his post at 60 Minutes after 46 years as a loyal, reliable correspondent. He announced his shocking (but very well earned) retirement on May 11, and you’ll never believe what CBS is doing to honor the legendary newsman. We have all the details, right here!
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Awww! 60 Minutes just won’t be the same without Morley’s amazing reports! The correspondent has been a stple on Sunday night TV for 46 years, and on May 11 he revealed that his time there has come to an end. So sad! However, he has certainly earned his retirement.
“After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and 60 Minutes, I have decided to retire,” said Morley in a press release. “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, but most of all I thank the millions of people who have been loyal to our broadcast.”
Morley has been on the show since 1970, when he did his first report on how US Air Marshalls were trained. After 919 interesting, illuminating and world-changing reports, he wrapped up his career in March with a piece about Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels. He’s worked so hard and totally deserves to sit back and relax!
CBS is certainly sad to see such a dedicated journalist go. To honor him, they’ve put together a special on his life called A Reporter’s Life, which will air at 8/7 C on May 15. CBS revealed that the special will show his journey as a war reporter in the 50’s and 60’s, including “his 1965 CBS News dispatch that changed war reporting when it showed Marines torching the homes of Vietnamese villagers.” CBS says it will also revisit “his 60 Minutes investigation that freed Lenell Geter, a black man wrongly convicted and sentenced to life in prison in Texas.” Amazing!
HollywoodLifers – what do you think of Morley leaving 60 Minutes? Share your thoughts with us!