Bob Simon was a beloved news reporter for many years. Sadly, he passed away this past week after a car he was riding in crashed in New York City. The final 60 Minutes segment Bob Simon reported on is set to air Sunday night, February 15th, on CBS.
The feature Simon did for Sunday’s episode is about a drug that has become a huge part of the fight against Ebola. Called ZMapp, the drug is made in part from tobacco, grown in Western Kentucky.
“If West African lives are to be saved, salvation may well come from Western Kentucky,” Bob Simon says in a newly released clip of the show.
He is seen touring warehouses near where the tobacco is grown.
Bob Simon reports on long & complicated development of ZMapp, a promising drug to combat Ebola http://t.co/DvqcqrOjqx pic.twitter.com/jZ0fz582lK
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 14, 2015
Simon’s daughter, Tanya Simon, produced the segment that will air on 60 Minutes Sunday night. This will no doubt be a very bittersweet episode for her to watch–if she is even able to do so.
Bob Simon's Final #60Minutes Segment Preview Released (Video) http://t.co/NG6Tm7gUSU pic.twitter.com/Q5v0hs6uam
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 15, 2015
CBS will honor Bob Simon during the February 22nd episode of 60 Minutes, when the entire broadcast will be dedicated to his remarkable career.
Will you be tuning in to 60 Minutes on CBS at 7:00 PM ET to see the last segment the late Bob Simon did for the news show?