Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Goodbye Morley Safer

It was with sadness that read of the recent death Morley Safer, 84, who in his day, was one of the top journalists in North America and the world. He was also one of my favorite journalists. Safer had been born in Toronto, briefly attended the University Of Western Ontario, before dropping out to become a newspaper reporter. He worked for the CBC before being lured away to CBS in 1964. In 1970 Safer joined the fledgling 60 Minutes, then just two years old. The show was not yet the institution it later became. He announced his retirement from CBS about a week before he died. CBS aired a special on him a few days afterwards. Then he was dead. He was a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States. Morley Safer will be missed. Rest In Peace.

Here’s a link to an unorthodox obituary Safer

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Windsor Star Still Stuck In The Past

I spoke too soon when I said that as a result of my previous post the Windsor Star had incorporated links. A check of several articles today showed no links. They are still VERY MUCH in the past, unfortunately.