Journalists Pay Tribute to Morley Safer on Twitter

The legendary newsman died today at the age of 84, just a week after retiring from 60 Minutes.

CBS News legend Morley Safer died today, only a week after retiring from 60 Minutes.
CBS News legend Morley Safer died today, only a week after retiring from 60 Minutes.

Legendary cbs news correspondent Morley Safer died today at the age of 84 after a journalism career which lasted over 60 years. His death comes just a week after he retired from 60 Minutes, the show where he spent 46 of those years—the newsmagazine aired an hourlong tribute to him on Sunday night.

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MSNBC anchor also Andrea Mitchell got choked up while announcing the news on air, while other journalists from inside and outside CBS took to Twitter to post their tributes:

https://twitter.com/MLauer/status/733342949505912832?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Some people who Safer interviewed for 60 Minutes over the years also eulogized him on social media:

And finally, many pointed to Safer’s own final tweet, sent Sunday night, as a fitting epitaph for his journalism career:

Safer is survived by Jane Fearer, his wife of 48 years, along with a daughter and three grandchildren.

Journalists Pay Tribute to Morley Safer on Twitter