Stopping the Clock - Safer to Retire from 60 Minutes

It will be an end to an era at CBS's 60 Minutes.

Morley Safer, the longest-serving correspondent of the show will formally retire this week.

"Morley has had a brilliant career as a reporter and as one of the most significant figures in CBS News history, on our broadcast and in many of our lives," said Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes. "Morley's curiosity, his sense of adventure and his superb writing, all made for exceptional work done by a remarkable man. The best of Morley Safer will be on display in our special broadcast this Sunday." Fager, a personal friend who once produced 60 Minutes stories for Safer, is interviewed for "Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life."

His career will be celebrated in a special hour directly following this Sunday's regular edition of 60 Minutes. "Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life" will be broadcast Sunday at at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

CBS says that Safer's record of 40-plus years on primetime television will never be matched.