So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu — Morley Safer Is Retiring From 60 Minutes

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CBS’s finest octogenarian newsman is ready for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Morley Safer, 60 Minutes’s longest-serving correspondent, will be formally retiring from the show this week after an astounding 46 seasons. Safer joined CBS in the 1960s, reporting from various international bureaus — most notably in Vietnam — before beginning his tenure as a 60 Minutes correspondent in 1970. “After more than 50 years of broadcasting on CBS News and 60 Minutes I have decided to retire,” he said in a statement. “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.” The network will air an hour-long special on Sunday evening, called Morley Safer: A Reporter’s Life, to honor his lengthy career. We’ll miss ya, Morley!

Morley Safer Is Leaving 60 Minutes