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Old 05-19-2016, 06:04 PM   #2651767  /  #1
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Morley Safer, a pillar of broadcast journalism as a member of CBS' 60 Minutes team for almost five decades, has died, the network said Thursday. He was 84.

Safer, who helped change Americans’ perception of the Vietnam War in 1965 with an eye-opening report about the torching of the village of Cam Ne.
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:18 PM   #2651775  /  #2
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Morley Safer, a pillar of broadcast journalism as a member of CBS' 60 Minutes team for almost five decades, has died, the network said Thursday. He was 84.

Safer, who helped change Americans’ perception of the Vietnam War in 1965 with an eye-opening report about the torching of the village of Cam Ne.
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I remember seeing a little bit of that report at the newseum in DC.
I'm sure there is someone here who is more familiar with it than me, here is part of an article on it:

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While en route to their objective, the lieutenant told Safer his force was going to level Cam Ne, "really tear it up." When asked why, the officer said his men had taken a lot of fire from the village. Further, the Vietnamese province chief said he wanted it leveled. Another reporter, Richard Critchfield of the Washington Star, later told Safer the reason Cam Ne was leveled had nothing to do with the Viet Cong; rather, it was because the chief was furious with the residents of Cam Ne for refusing to pay their taxes. According to Critchfield, who was an expert on villages in Vietnam, the chief wanted the village punished. Safer was accompanied by a South Vietnamese cameraman, Ha Thuc Can, whose film of the controversial operation was narrated by Safer.
http://www.historynet.com/what-reall...-at-cam-ne.htm
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Old 05-19-2016, 06:45 PM   #2651808  /  #4
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I wonder how many people named Morley are left in the world. I have a feeling when the last one goes, the name goes with him.
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