New York — CBS News veteran Morley Safer, who’s been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons, is retiring.

The network said Wednesday it will mark the occasion with an hour-long special on Safer’s career Sunday after the regular edition of “60 Minutes.”

At 84 years old, he has cut back on work in the past couple of years and has dealt with health issues. His last “60 Minutes” report was a profile of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and was broadcast in March. It was the 919th report he’s done for the show since he began there in 1970.

Safer had a noted career as a reporter even before joining “60 Minutes,” particularly covering the Vietnam War for CBS News.

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