Bob Simon: A Good One Gone

A nice, and appropriate, remembrance of 60 Minutes news man, Bob Simon, who was killed in a traffic accident in New York City on Friday,

 

PBS a clip from a speech Simon gave at a 2010 Emmy awards ceremony where he offered advice to news reporters:

There are not two sides to every story. There were not two sides to the stories in Sarajevo or Rwanda.

Whenever someone calls you by your first name when you’re interviewing them, as in “let me tell you what really happened Morley,” chances are he’s lying. Honest subjects addressed him as “Mr. Safer.” If you want to make sure you’re not being lied to, do what I’ve done over the last two and a half years, do animal stories.”

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For more notices of his life and work, NY Times, CBS News, LA Times.

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