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I Bet You Don't Know This About 60 Minutes' Morley Safer

With the passing of 60 Minutes' Morley Safer, we lost journalism legend and great story teller

The recent passing of the great Morley Safer gave me pause to think about what he represented. He was a journalist by any definition. The history, the locations, the depth and the nature of how he represented a story made him a legend and a staple of the longest running news magazine, 60 Minutes.

With his passing we learn about and see his affinity for cars. From the CBS news article on his passing:

"And when he wasn’t at work, Safer was a fan of fast cars – particularly his Ferrari. ... And he’s especially talented at cards – when he worked for CBS in London, he bought a Bentley with his poker winnings, the special noted."

On top of his monumental journalism career, if that quote alone doesn't qualify him for a 'Most Interesting Man in the World' award I don't know what would.

Just imagine a car lover like this directing and deciding what his next news story might be. It is no surprise that this piece from an episode of 60 Minutes in 1987 was what he picked:

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Thank you,

Jared & Jim

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