Bob Simon’s death in a tragic car crash has sparked a flood of tributes. Harry D. Wall recalls how the ‘60 Minutes’ journalist was shaped by his years living and working in Israel.
Journalist Bob Simon, who died last night in a car accident, had a brush with death almost 25 years earlier — and being a Jew was the main reason.
Bob Simon, the longtime ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent who stoked controversy with a piece about Israel, died Wednesday night in a car crash in Manhattan.
A controversial report aired by CBS News has pitted Israel’s top envoy to the United States against the network’s flagship news show and now has the Jewish community up in arms.