RIP, Bob. A loss for ethical journalism. His bio is here.
“So few also realize that he was also captured in the beginning of the first Iraq war, January 1991, and spent 40 days in an Iraqi prison.
I highly recommend his book “Forty Days” in which he documents the experience.
- 27 Emmys for Field Reporting
- Multiple Peabody awards
- Edward Weintal Prize
One huge loss in a former era of ethical journalism.”
Scott Pelley on Bob Simon: “One of the great writers of a generation has passed. Bob Simon was a journalist of extraordinary courage.”
“60 Minutes is a staple of the American television news landscape. This is a tremendous blow for the show and for the American public. If you haven’t check out his piece on the Lost Boys of Sudan.”