“Forgotten Hollywood”- CBS Legend Retiring…

Posted on May 11, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

cbs   CBS News veteran Morley Safer, a 60 Minutes correspondent for all but two of the news magazine’s 48-year history, is retiring from television. The network will mark the occasion with an hour-long special on his career on Sunday after a regular 7p edition of the program. This will be must-see television.

   The Toronto-born Safer was the first Saigon bureau chief for CBS News, and his 1965 report on US Marines burning the Vietnamese village of Cam Ne was a turning point in attitudes toward the war. The 12-time Emmy-winner broadcast a report from inside China when it was still largely a closed society in 1967, and, as a Canadian Broadcast Corp. reporter, he witnessed the building of the Berlin Wall in Germany in 1961. He was a London bureau chief for CBS News in the late 1960s before joining 60 Minutes.

30_morelysafer-color.w702.h702   Safer’s first report on the news magazine in 1970 was about the training of sky marshals. His 919th, and last, a profile of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, was broadcast in March. Morley Safer remains a living link to the show’s combustible glory years with founding executive Don Hewitt, correspondent Mike Wallace and humorist Andy Rooney, when 60 Minutes was often the most-watched show on television.

   His departure leaves Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl as the senior correspondents on the news magazine, still a fixture on CBS’ schedule Sundays at 7p. At 84, and dealing with health issues, Safer had cut back on work in recent years, and was seen in a wheelchair at fellow correspondent Bob Simon’s funeral last year.               MORLEY SAFER ——>


Until next time>                             “never forgot”

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