April 3, 2006 |
"Mind if I smoke?" Morley Safer asks as he gets up to close his office door at "60 Minutes." Not at all. It's a rhetorical question anyway, with his cigarette already halfway done. Besides, it feels appropriately old school, given Safer's link to the days when legends -- as well as smoke -- filled the hallways of CBS News. Mike Wallace's imminent retirement as a regular "60 Minutes" contributor will leave Safer, who joined the broadcast in 1970, as its senior correspondent.
April 11, 1991
Mary Tyler Moore, Morley Safer and Walter Cronkite will participate in a tribute to CBS patriarch William S. Paley at a benefit tonight for the Museum of Television and Radio in New York. The museum--which Paley founded--is moving to expanded headquarters in Manhattan and will open there Sept. 12.
January 6, 1988 |
CBS News adding five "star" names to the "CBS Evening News" Dan Rather anchors, announced late Tuesday that its "60 Minutes" correspondents will regularly contribute reports to the top-rated weeknight news program. The first, Mike Wallace, will begin filing reports next week, to be followed by Morley Safer, Harry Reasoner, Diane Sawyer and Ed Bradley. Their "Evening News" work will depend on their availability from "60 Minutes."
August 24, 1987 |
Errata: Movie theaters in the United States: 18,000 Movie theaters in the Soviet Union: 151,280 Number of trench coats owned by Morley Safer: 5 Pairs of sunglasses owned by Jack Nicholson: 15 New game shows pitched to TV stations in 1985: 17;in 1986: 31 Diameter of TV's "Wheel of Fortune": 8'6" Forgeries discovered since 1980 in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art collection: 50 Number of New York City police officers who are members of the Screen Actors Guild: 350 "Rambos" listed in the
February 29, 1996 |
Judge Quashes CBS Subpoena: The New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that the network does not have to give a tobacco company material from its "60 Minutes" interviews with a whistle-blowing former executive. Judge Robert Lippmann, who said he wanted to safeguard "a viable free press," also refused to compel correspondents Mike Wallace and Morley Safer and others to give pretrial depositions. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.
May 4, 1994 |
Welcome back to CBS--when CBS was CBS. "One for the Road With Charles Kuralt and Morley Safer" is the closest thing to a valedictory statement by the network on its once glorious self. That is because Kuralt always represented the best face of CBS, when it believed in the human face of news. In what marks Kuralt's last "assignment" for CBS News, he chats and reminisces and reflects with Safer in a reading room at the New York Public Library.