’60 Minutes’ Producer John Tiffin Dies at 80

By Andrew Gauthier 

CBS News

John Tiffin, whose award-winning foreign reports over four decades helped build and define the success of “60 Minutes” died at home in Rusper, England, last Thursday (March 4) after a long illness. He was 80.

Working almost exclusively with Morley Safer overseas, Tiffin turned out investigations, features and profiles in the “60 Minutes” London office from 1970 until 2002. Out of this long partnership came the off-beat, usually humorous stories that became Safer’s signature. Tiffin’s keen vision learned as a cameraman–he filmed and produced much of his early work–combined with Safer’s gift with words to create the perfect newsmagazine team.

“John Tiffin was a remarkably talented man,” said Safer. More…