This week on Q&A, our guest is twelve-time Emmy Award winning CBS News and “60 Minutes” reporter Morley Safer. He shares stories about his early years at the network, reveals that he never finished college, and expresses his opinion against the trend of citizen journalism on the internet. In addition, Safer discusses his impressions of the Douglas Brinkley biography titled, “Cronkite.” He remarks about the designation of Mr. Cronkite as being “the most trusted man in America,” and tells stories of working with the anchorman in London and other locales. He also discusses some of the most controversial episodes of the weekly newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”
Morley Safer has been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for forty-two years. He began his journalism career as a reporter for various newspapers in Canada, and was a correspondent and producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He joined CBS News as a reporter in 1964. He is married to anthropologist Jane Safer. They live in New York and they have one daughter.