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Watch Morley Safer and Don Hewitt Talk About Their Judaism in 2006

The ’60 Minutes’ team spoke with candor about their unique faiths at the 92 Street Y in Manhattan

Jonathan Zalman
May 23, 2016

Last week we published an excerpt about Morley Safer, the legendary broadcast journalist who died last week at the age of 83, from Abigail Pogrebin’s book Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. In 2006, Pogrebin sat down with Safer and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt at the 92 Street Y in New York City, and asked them to elaborate on their Judaism. We present the video of this event to the public for the first time today.

Together, for (fittingly) an hour, Safer and Hewitt, who died in 2009, talked with Pogrebin about the various aspects of their individual Jewish faiths—from their upbringings and ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ to the Holocaust, coverage of Israel in the news, and Teddy Kolleck, as well as many, many more insightful anecdotes.

You can watch more 92Y videos here.

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.