Morley Safer, Canadian-born American journalist, Died at 84

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Morley Safer was born on November 8, 1931, and died on May 19, 2016.

He was a Canadian-American broadcast journalist, reporter, and correspondent for CBS News.

Morley Safer was best known for his long tenure on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, whose cast he joined in 1970 after its second year on television.

Safer was the longest-serving reporter on 60 Minutes, the most watched and most profitable program in television history.

Over his 60-year career in journalism, Safer has received numerous awards, including twelve Emmys, such as the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with three Overseas Press Awards, three Peabody Awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and the Paul White Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

And Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes said “Morley has had a brilliant career as a reporter and as one of the most significant figures in CBS News history, on our broadcast and in many of our lives.

His curiosity, his sense of adventure and his superb writing, all made for exceptional work done by a remarkable man.”

Morley Safer died a week after announcing his retirement from 60 Minutes.

Morley Safer passed away at 84 yrs old.