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[60 Minutes]Bob Simon, killed in car crash

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  1. Dairy Ashford

    Dairy Ashford Member

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    Article from Washington Post, images from Daily Mail

    CBS ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...262-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html?hpid=z4

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Bob-Simon-killed-car-crash-New-York-City.html

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  2. Bandwagoner

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    Wow, WTF was his driver doing, checking email? You are supposed to be safe when you take a town car home.
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    Damn, that car looks like it got hit by a missile. Bob Simon was the best.
     
  4. Zboy

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    Brian Williams was there, crossing the road as it all unfolded.
     
  5. CometsWin

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    Great on 60 Minutes. I remember seeing that African symphony report. RIP
     
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    Three pictures, three different angles, looks like three different cars.

    Never really watched 60 Minutes, but man, this looked horrifying.
     
  7. basso

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    his career spanned far more than 60 minutes- growing up, we wathed CBS news almost exclusively, and Bob Simon was probably my favorite reporter.

    a man of both guts and integrity, and his loss is a sharp contrast to the frauds and clowns that have been in the news this week.

    after surviving an iraqi prison, to die in a car crash- very, very sad.
     
  8. Falcons Talon

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    Terrible loss. Horrible crash obviously, but I'm thinking the roof of the car was cut off with the jaws of life.

    *edit* Upon reading the article, came across this.
     
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    Very sad to think he survived war zones and being a prisoner of Saddam's forces for 40 days only to die in a car crash in NYC.

    A great reporter and a great loss.
     
  10. bnb

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    The 60 minutes podcast is outstanding. I think it may just be the audio from the show.

    Simons was top notch. Very sad.
     
  11. Faust

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    RIP. i been watching all this man's work from the last few years. they don't make news people like him anymore. i really liked enemy of the state: the f-35 jet as last year's best episode.
     
  12. rudan

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    I saw that he might have not been wearing his seatbelt, I don't think that would have helped much anyway from the looks of those pics :eek:
     

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