Reaction to the death of retired CBS newsman Morley Safer

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Posted: May 19, 2016 4:00 PM
Reaction to the death of retired CBS newsman Morley Safer

Reaction to the death Thursday of long-time CBS News and "60 Minutes" reporter Morley Safer:

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"From his days in Vietnam, to his decades at '60 Minutes', Morley Safer made us look at the world around us in ways no one else did. He wrote with elegance and wit, saw details others missed, and it is hard to believe his voice, so rich, so resonant, has been silenced."

—Anderson Cooper, CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" contributor

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"This is a very sad day for all of us at '60 Minutes' and CBS News. Morley was a fixture, one of our pillars, and an inspiration in many ways. He was a master storyteller, a gentleman and a wonderful friend. We will miss him very much."

—Jeff Fager, "60 Minutes" executive producer and former story producer for Safer

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"Two pieces of advice for young broadcast journalists: 1. Watch Morley Safer's segments. 2. Repeat step one."

—Matt Lauer, NBC News "Today" anchor, via Twitter

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"A master storyteller, an amazing career, a true legend."

— James Goldston, ABC News president, via Twitter

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"He was part of a Mount Rushmore of journalism that included Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley and producer Don Hewitt."

—Al Tompkins, the Poynter Institute

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"No correspondent had more extraordinary range, from war reporting to coverage of every aspect of modern culture. His writing alone defined original reporting."

—CBS News President David Rhodes