Embarked on his career in journalism with several small newspapers before landing a job as a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Company.
Joined CBS News in 1964 as a correspondent in their London bureau.
Opened the Saigon bureau for CBS News in 1965.
While in Vietnam in 1965, reported on U.S. Marines burning the village of Cam Ne, which offered a glimpse of the war not previously seen in America. President Lyndon Johnson was infuriated and tried to have him censored.
Was named London Bureau Chief in 1967, a post he held for three years.
Joined the staff of 60 Minutes in 1970.
Proposed to his wife by phone while reporting on the civil war in Nigeria.
Won numerous awards for his journalistic accomplishments, including two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards and three Overseas Press Club Awards.
1965, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
Anna Cohn Safer — Mother
Max Safer — Father
Jane Fearer — Wife
Sarah Bakal — Daughter
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (1953)