It could be his moment of glory Bob Simon’s final ’60 Minutes’ story, on Ebola which will be aired as planned on Sunday.. The veteran news anchor died in a Manhattan car crash; had a piece on the Movie ‘Selma’ and the news network will air his final story which was produced by his daughter Tanya as planned on Sunday.
Bob Simon’s final story will air Sunday but with an introduction by someone else.The veteran CBS correspondent was giving the final touches on a 60 minutes piece about a cure for Ebola.
Simon had 27 Emmy awards to his credit in a career which had spanned more than five decades. Simon was on his way to attend a medical seminar on Wednesday when the crash happened at 6::45 PM. Police are investigating whether the cab driver, 44-year-old Reshad Abdul Fehadi, was speeding down the West Side Highway when he crashed into the back of a Mercedes-Benz near W. 30th St.
“Sixty Minutes” are segment which are filmed and produced ahead of the times and included an introduction given by the reporter. CNN reported that Simmons has already recorded the narration for the story; it is still not clear who will introduce Simon’s final report.
Jeff Fager, executive producer of “60 Minutes,” said Wednesday, “It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times. Bob was a reporter’s reporter.”
Simon as a war correspondent had close shaves with death many times during his line of duty while covering overseas conflicts. The closest brush with death was when he was imprisoned for forty days in Iraq during the opening days of the gulf war.