NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News paid tribute to late “60 Minutes” reporter Morley Safer on Thursday with some New Orleans jazz from Wynton Marsalis, a letter from the prime minister of his native Canada and a few hearty laughs. Safer died May 19 at age 84, eight days after CBS announced his retirement and […]
His death comes just days after the CBS News veteran announced his retirement from 60 Minutes and the newsmagazine honored him with an hour-long tribute last Sunday.
The network said Wednesday it will mark the occasion with an hour-long special on the 84-year-old Safer’s career Sunday after the regular edition of 60 Minutes. “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,” said Jeff Fager, the show’s executive producer.