Magazine article Variety

'60 Minutes' Vet Was Tough Foreign Correspondent

Magazine article Variety

'60 Minutes' Vet Was Tough Foreign Correspondent

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"60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, the CBS News veteran who made his name covering overseas hot spots, was killed in a car accident Feb. 11 in New York City. He was 73.

In his prime, Simon was the epitome of the hard-charging foreign correspondent, willing to parachute into war-torn regions and other dangerous situations to bring world news to America's living rooms. Simon spent the past two decades as a contributor to "60 Minutes," the last chapter of a nearly 50-year career at CBS, where he started out as a reporter and assignment editor in New York in 1967.

In 1991 Simon made international headlines when he and three other CBS News staffers were imprisoned by Iraqi forces for 40 days during the first Gulf War. Simon later wrote a book about the experience, "Forty Days."

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