This Is What Bob Simon Considered As His “Most Important” Story

In 2013, Bob Simon revealed what he considered the most important story he ever did.

Bob SimonVeteran CBS news correspondent Bob Simon, whose career spanned five decades, was killed in a car crash in New York City on Wednesday night.

He was a passenger in a car that hit another vehicle, CBS news quoted the police as saying. Both men were taken to Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead.

The 60 Minutes reporter received many awards – especially for his coverage of the Vietnam War and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

In 1991, Simon and his crew were even captured by Iraqi forces near the Saudi-Kuwaiti border while covering the Persian Gulf War. The group was held hostage for nearly 40 days in an Iraqi prison, where they were interrogated and tortured.

Simon was 73 years old. He is survived by his wife Francoise and daughter Tanya.

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As the world mourns the loss of the extraordinary journalist, writer and human being, here is an interview Simon gave in 2013 in which he shared his most favorite and memorable reports.

While he stated "Curve Ball" – in which he finally revealed the Bush administration’s lie for invading Iraq – as one of his most memorable stories, he listed "Selling The Iraq War To The U.S.," a report aired before the conflict started in 2003, as the most important story of his career.

You can watch Simon’s interview in the video below: