“Forgotten Hollywood”- 60 Minutes Suffers a Terrible Loss…

Posted on February 12, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Bob-Simon

   Bob Simon (right), the longtime news anchor for 60 Minutes, has died from cardiac arrest after a car crash in Manhattan. At the time of his passing, he was the senior foreign correspondent for the popular television news magazine. One of his final stories involved the making of the motion picture, Selma.

   In 1962, Simon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University with a degree in history. From 1964 to 1967, he served as an American Foreign Service officer, and was a Fulbright Scholar in France. From 1969 to 1971, he worked at the CBS News London bureau. From 1971 to 1977, he was based in the London and Saigon bureaus, where he worked as a Vietnam War correspondent. From 1977 to 1981, he was assigned to the Tel Aviv bureau.

   Over the years, Bob reported the withdrawal of American troops from Saigon, the Yom Kippur War in in 1973, and the student protests in China’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, he and four of his TV crew were captured and imprisoned by Iraq for forty days. In subsequent years, he reported from war zones in Grenada, Somalia, and Haiti; and while Poland was under martial law. Simon spent time in Washington, D.C. as the CBS News State Department correspondent. In 1987, he was named the Chief Middle East correspondent

   Simon has received numerous accolades during his career, including recognition from the Overseas Press Club and 27 Emmys for journalism. He was also the winner of three George Foster Peabody Awards. The veteran reporter was considered among a handful of elite journalists working today.

   The venerable Bob Simon was 73.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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