Classic Morley Safer interviews on "60 Minutes"

What's a Morley story? For Morley Safer, it's all about great characters, from Jackie Gleason to Katharine Hepburn to Dolly Parton

One of the first things we resolved to do when we launched "60 Minutes Overtime" was hang out with Morley Safer in that wonderfully cluttered office of his and ask him to tell some stories from his 42 years as a correspondent on "60 Minutes." Imagine our delight when he invited our cameras in and cleared off a spot on his couch.

Here, Safer sits with Overtime editor Ann Silvio and revisits some of his most memorable adventures for the broadcast, from his profiles of Jackie Gleason (1984), Dolly Parton (2009), and Katharine Hepburn (1979) to his more offbeat stories like "Tango Finlandia" (1993) and "It's a Long Way to Furudu" (1979). These are just a few of the pieces that are commonly referred to as "a classic Morley story" in the hallways and screening rooms of "60 Minutes."

Do you have a favorite Morley story? Even if it's something you saw on the broadcast back in the 70s or 80s, let us know and we'll try to dig it up and post it in our "60 Rewind" section.

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