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From a true professional

On 19, May 2016 | No Comments | In News Biz | By Lindsey

This Oct. 6, 2008 photo released by CBS shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer during the program's 40th anniversary celebration in New York. Safer, the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent who exposed a military atrocity in Vietnam that played an early role in changing Americans’ view of the war, died Thursday, May 19, 2016. He was 84. (John Paul Filo/CBS via AP)

(John Paul Filo/CBS via AP)

During a radio tribute to 60 Minutes Correspondent, Morley Safer, a quote of his was mentioned that struck me this morning. This is coming from a person who had been on CBS for 52 years.

Safer: “I really don’t like being on television…It makes me uneasy. It is not natural to be talking to a piece of machinery. But the money is very good.” (From Fox News)

He went on to call it intimidating. I’ve been doing this now for around ten years and still will go back and forth with my comfort level. I often hear my colleagues refereed to as “a natural” or “born to be on tv”. I’ve always envied that quality. While I rarely feel uneasy and most often enjoy the thrill of live tv, let’s be honest, it can be unnerving. It’s interesting to hear a true “on air” professional make an honest comment about such a personal yet very public part of my life and livelihood.

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