60 Minutes is celebrating the career of Morley Safer who joined the show in December 1970. After 46 years on the show, the 84-year-old is retiring from TV’s most famous newsmagazine. Two years prior to making his debut on 60 Minutes, Safer married anthropologist Jane Fearer. Their mutual friend Av Westin set them up on a date. After dating for three months, Safer proposed to Fearer by phone (he was in Nigeria covering the civil war). Morley and Jane became the parents of Sarah Alice Anne Safer.
Jane Fearer received her BA from Harvard/Radcliffe, and earned graduate degrees from Oxford University in Social Anthropology, and the Not-for-Profit Management program at Columbia Business School. She has been the Executive Director of Anthology Film Archives and of Survival International (USA) and held senior positions at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and at the New York Hall of Science. Fearer Safer is also the author of two books including Spiral from the Sea: An Anthropological Look at Shells. 60 Minutes will pay tribute to Safer on May 15 at 7pm on CBS.