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RIP Morley Safer

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, May 19, 2016.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen a story yet, but they just announced it during an hourly radio news update.
    RIP to one of the mainstays of TV news journalism.

    EDIT TO ADD: CBS has confirmed it on Twitter.

    Morley Safer Dead: '60 Minutes' Veteran Was 84
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Damn. That was quick.

    RIP to a legendary newsman, though.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    That whole old-time crew on 60 Minutes was so good. Hard to pick a favorite. But each one brought something different, Wallace's abrasiveness, Bradley's coolness, Safer's toughness mixed with the joy, etc. Personally Morley probably was my favorite, for his stories and persona and even his voice, he just sounded like the perfect storyteller.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That leaves Diane Sawyer as the last of the classic 80s lineup. Wallace, Bradley, Reasoner, Rooney and now Safer are all dead.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    To me, Safer was by far the best of the 60 Minutes crew members and Wallace the most overrated.
    Double Down likes this.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Dan Rather Lives!

    I thought something felt "off" about last week's announcement that Safer was retiring - his last segment airing in March. Glad he received a proper sendoff. Funny that Steve Kroft (the "young" guy for many years) is 70.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Rather left in 1981 to take over for Walter Cronkite. That was before Diane Sawyer came on full-time.
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Well, coming up is "Murder, She Wrote"
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Same here.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I remember Andy Rooney doing a piece about smokers and calling Safer out.

    Agree, his work was great. He had a boyish wonder to some stories even when he was, well, really old.
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Safer and Bradley were my favorites hands down, and Safer's death, along with Bradley's, are the toughest for me personally. They were firm, fair, tough, and they always appear never to take themselves very seriously in every story. Both guys took delight in observing the people and the topics they were covering, and were phenomenal story tellers.
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Except on the west coast where it will be seen at its regular time.
    JC, HanSenSE, D-3 Fan and 1 other person like this.
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