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THURSDAY WITH MORLEY: Morley Safer flexed his inner media consultant onstage at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Thursday night. “What I don’t understand is why The [New York] Times charges so much for the daily paper and so much for the Sunday paper but then gives it away for free,” the 78-year-old newsman told interviewer Budd Mishkin. Over the course of an hour mostly dedicated to Safer’s four decades on “60 Minutes,” the pair touched on the state of the media several times. Unsurprisingly, the former newspaper reporter decried the decline of print. “Television will never be able to do what a good newspaper can do,” Safer said. The evening also provided Safer a chance to explain bits of his journalistic philosophy. After showing a clip from a 2007 piece on Helen Mirren, he said he usually had an aversion to celebrity interviews. “Actors or other performers don’t really impress me as subjects for a story unless they’re at least as interesting as their talent,” he said, before adding, “and she’s one of them; she’s so much fun and so self-critical…and she swears like a sailor.”

— M.L.


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