Morley Safer, veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, dies at 84

NEW YORK  — Morley Safer, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent, has died. He was 84.

CBS News says Safer, who was in declining health, died Thursday at his home in Manhattan.

Former NBC newsman Tom Brokaw says he met with a frail Morley Safer last Friday, and the two exchanged memories about fellow journalists Ben Bradlee, Don Hewitt and others who have died.

Safer reportedly remarked about how "all the great ones are gone." Brokaw says he told Safer at the time, "No, Morley, you're still with us."

Safer announced his retirement last week and "60 Minutes" aired a tribute hour on Sunday.

That program marked the close of a 61-year career for Safer, who, the network says, had the longest-ever run on prime-time network television.


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