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Legendary CBS Newsman Morley Safer of ’60 Minutes’ and Vietnam War Reporting Fame, Dies at 84

CBS news announced that longtime broadcast journalist Morley Safer died today in Manhattan at age 84.  He was in declining health and had announced his retirement last week, reports CBS.
Report by Paula Antolini
May 19, 2016 2:43PM EDT
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Legendary CBS Newsman Morley Safer of ’60 Minutes’ and Vietnam War Reporting Fame, Dies at 84

CBS news announced today that longtime broadcast journalist Morley Safer died May 19, 2016 in Manhattan at age 84. He was in declining health and had announced his retirement last week, CBS reports. 
On May 15th CBS News broadcast a special hour to honor his retirement.  Safer watched it from his home, reports CBS.
His career spanned seven decades and included covering the Vietnam War and becoming a “60 Minutes” correspondent.  War reporting changed dramatically when Safer reported on GIs burning the huts of the Vietnam villagers.
Click here to view video of controversial report that changed war coverage in the U.S.
Click here to read more on CBS about his amazing life.
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