JUST IN: '60 Minutes' Correspondent Morley Safer Dead at 84
Legendary "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84, CBS announced.
Safer just wrapped up his final broadcast on the Sunday program last week.
It’s been a wonderful run, and I want to thank the millions of people who have been loyal to our @60Minutes broadcast. Thank you!
— Morley Safer (@SaferCBS) May 15, 2016
Safer was honored on the show Sunday following his 61-year journalism career.
He was with "60 Minutes" for all but two of its 48 years on the air.
Media Buzz host Howard Kurtz reflected on the iconic newsman's career on Outnumbered.
Kurtz said Safer had "amazing range," filing memorable reports from Vietnam and doing many other hard-hitting stories. But he was also a great writer and became well known for the "personality profiles" that he brought viewers.
He said Americans came to feel like they knew Safer through his weekly reports.
Watch the discussion above.
See CBS tribute to Safer, here.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 19, 2016