Celebrating the Life of Bob Simon

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.33.48 PMLate Wednesday night, February 11, America lost one of the greatest television correspondents of our time, Bob Simon. Simon’s tragic death came too soon, but in his 46 years of journalism he accomplished so many amazing things.

Simon was one of the few news correspondents to report on most of the major overseas conflicts and events since the inception of his career in 1969. Some of these events and conflicts include, the Vietnam War, the massacre at theĀ 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, the Earthquakes in Fukushima, Japan in 2011, and so many more. Throughout his long career working with CBS, he won many Overseas Press Club Awards, Peabody Awards, and over 25 Emmys for his great work in the field.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.33.06 PMSimon put his life on the line to go into many dangerous war zones in order to report back to the American people what was going on in the world outside of the country. In fact, in the early 1990s, Simon and his news team were captured by Iraqi soldiers and held captive for 40 days. Once released, he published a book called Forty Days about his time in the Iraqi prison.

Bob Simon will be dearly missed by his family, friends, the American people, and the CBS community he worked over the course of his career. Below is a video with CBS news correspondent Rita Braver discussing with genConnect the evolution of the news broadcasting industry.

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About Rita Braver: Rita Braver is a senior correspondent for "CBS News Sunday Morning" where she reports on everything from arts and culture to politics and foreign policy. Her assignments include a wide variety of topics, from following [...]
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