The Passing of Two First-Rate Journalists

February 13, 2015

In the course of slightly more than 24 hours two first-rate journalists died in New York City. Bob Simon of CBS News died in a horrific car crash on the West Side of Manhattan on Wednesday, February 11. And on Thursday evening David Carr collapsed and died in the New York Times newsroom. (Obits are from the Times, by Ashley Southall and Bruce Weber and Ms. Southall, respectively.)

Mr. Simon was on 60 Minutes for almost 20 years. Earlier, he was a war correspondent in Vietnam and several other hot spots. In 1991, while he was covering the Gulf War, he was captured by the Iraqi Army and held for 40 days. He recounted his being a prisoner in 40

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