Morley Safer
Date of Birth
Nov 08, 1931
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


One of the decades-long mainstays of the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, Canadian broadcast journalist Morley Safer single-handedly altered the face of live and pre-taped correspondence. In particular, Safer's 1965 piece on American escalation in Vietnam (with its indelible image of Cam Ne blazing to the ground at the hand of U.S. Marines) is credited with doing much to turn the tide of public...