Morley Safer Biography (1931-)

Born November 8, 1931, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; immigrated to the UnitedStates, 1964; son of Max (an upholsterer) and Anna (maiden name, Cohn) Safer;married Jane Fearer (an anthropologist and museum consultant), 1968; children: Sarah. Addresses: Office: CBS News, 524 West 57th St., New York, NY10019-2902.; Contact: NS Bienstock, 1740 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY10019; 51 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Television journalist, producer, writer
Birth Details
November 8, 1931
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Correspondent, 60 Minutes, CBS, 1970-
  • CBS Reports, CBS, 1981
  • Host, Legendary Hangouts, Food Network, 1999
  • Voice of John Adams, The American President, PBS, 2000
  • American Medical Review, PBS, 2002-
  • Specials
  • Morley Safer's Vietnam--A Personal Diary, CBS, 1967
  • Morley Safer's Red China Diary, CBS, 1967
  • Anchor, The Cowboy, the Craftsman, and the Ballerina, 1981
  • Presenter, The 48th Alfred I. duPont--Columbia University Awards,PBS, 1990
  • William S. Paley: Tribute to a Broadcasting Giant, CBS, 1990
  • Host and correspondent, 60 Minutes: The Entertainers, CBS, 1991
  • One on One: Classic Television Interviews, CBS, 1993
  • 60 Minutes ... 25 Years (also known as 60 Minutes Turns 25), CBS, 1993
  • One for the Road with Charles Kuralt and Morely Safer, CBS, 1994
  • Correspondent, Smithsonian Fantastic Journey, CBS, 1996
  • Narrator, Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud, PBS, 1996
  • Narrator, Exodus 1947, PBS, 1996
  • Narrator, The Telephone, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, Edward R. Murrow: Voice of America, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Himself, We Were There: CBS News at 50, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Walter Cronkite: Eyewitness to History, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Mike Wallace: TV's Grand Inquisitor, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Don Hewitt: 90 Minutes on 60 Minutes, PBS, 1998
  • 60 Minutes at 30, CBS, 1998
  • Anchor, Person of the Century: CBS News/Time 100, CBS, 1999
  • Anchor, Great Minds, Great Discoveries: People of the Century--CBS News/Time 100, CBS, 1999
  • Himself, Breaking the News, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • (In archive footage; uncredited) Himself, Cold War, CNN, 1998
  • Episodic
  • CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, CBS, 1965
  • Guest, Front Page Challenge, CBC, 1972
  • Himself, "All the Life That's Fit to Print," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993
  • Also appeared in CBC News Magazine, CBC.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • News co-editor, 60 Minutes, CBS, 1970-
  • Specials
  • Producer, Morley Safer's Vietnam--A Personal Diary, CBS, 1967
  • Film Appearances
  • The Canadian Conspiracy, 1986
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Second Battle of Britain (documentary), 1976
  • Television Specials
  • One for the Road with Charles Kuralt and Morely Safer, CBS, 1994
  • Great Minds, Great Discoveries: People of the Century--CBS News/Time 100, CBS, 1999
  • Film and Video Scripts
  • Thoroughly Modern Millicent (from a 60 Minutes segment), Arthur Mokin Productions, 1981
  • The Wrong Stuff: American Architecture (from a 60 Minutes segment), Carousel Films, 1982
  • Unknown Genius: The Savant Syndrome (from a 60 Minutes segment), Lawren Productions, 1984
  • Books
  • Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam (memoir), Random House (New York), 1990
  • Editor, Letters from Vietnam, William Morrow, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Maclean's, June 22, 1998, p. 36

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