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Scott Simon

Scott Simon appears in the following:

In A Night Of Terror, A Moment Of Grace On The Soccer Pitch

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Scott talks with Tom Goldman about the latest in the world of sports — including a show of unity in the soccer stadium in Paris during Friday night's terror attacks.

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Assessing The Devastation, On The Day After The Paris Massacres

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley, reporting from Paris, explains what is known so far about Friday night's attacks there. She talks to Scott Simon about the killings, and Parisians' attempts to cope Saturday.

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Maybe Journalists Don't Belong At Presidential Debates

Saturday, November 07, 2015

With presidential candidates making demands of broadcasters for debates, and journalists admonishing candidates to raise their hands, NPR's Scott Simon asks if citizens should be posing the questions.

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Trick-or-Treating With Princesses, Superheroes And The Pope

Saturday, October 31, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon will head out with a princess and a goddess for Halloween. Batman, Minnie Mouse and Minions are also popular costumes.

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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Host Scott Simon remembers bra expert Milton Schwartz, who made decades of women feel beautiful.

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Hello, Barbie! What Do You Want To Talk About Today?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

It's Barbie, but not as you know her. NPR's Scott Simon wonders what the new Hello Barbie might say to kids, and what will happen when the kids talk back.

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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Romanian-born artist Ionel Talpazan lived on the streets of New York, making art that eventually hung in fine galleries from San Francisco to France. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his vivid work.

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Panhandler Or Performer? New York City Considers Taxing Time Square Buskers

Saturday, October 03, 2015

New York mayor Bill DeBlasio wants the Times Square "desnudas" — topless women who paint their bodies and pose for photos for tips — and other street performers to pay taxes on what they earn.

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Pope Francis Moves Believers And Skeptics Alike

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pope Francis is popular, both among Catholics and more generally. "You don't need to agree" with the pope's words, says NPR's Scott Simon, "to feel his open heart."

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What's In A Name? Maybe, The First Recorded Use Of A Swear Word

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A scholar of medieval history believes he may have found the earliest recorded evidence of the "F-word." NPR's Scott Simon muses on what makes a word vulgar, or an obscenity.

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Germany Now Tempering Its Open Embrace Of Migrants

Saturday, September 19, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin is in Berlin, reporting on the migrant crisis there. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Martin about how the Germans and the asylum-seekers are handling the situation.

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Everyone's A Critic: The Constant Quest For Customer Feedback

Saturday, September 12, 2015

You can rate your dinner, your hotel stay, your dentist, and your phone call with the cable company. NPR's Scott Simon wonders if all these requests for feedback have any actual impact.

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A Family's Tragedy, Captured On Camera, Focuses Attention On Crisis

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Repeated stories of war zones and crime scenes can numb those who read and listen to them. But photographs of a little boy washed up on a beach, and the father who grieves for him, cut through.

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Scott Simon's Personal Tragedy, And The Internet Community That Supported Him

Friday, September 04, 2015

Scott Simon chronicles his mother's death and reminisces about her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating familial love.

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Alison Parker And Adam Ward: Good Journalists Gone Too Soon

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed while reporting on live television. The two journalists loved their jobs, and the viewers of WDBJ-TV in Roanake, Virginia loved them back.

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Jimmy Carter Remains Stalwart In Vow To Eradicate Guinea Worm

Saturday, August 22, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on former President Jimmy Carter and his decades-long fight to snuff out the disease that once afflicted an estimated 3.5 million people in Asia and Africa.

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German Bus Driver Pauses To Welcome African Immigrants

Saturday, August 15, 2015

One man's small effort to ease the discomfort of desperate migrants, newly arrived in Germany after fleeing wars and oppression, inspires cheers and a few tears.

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Will Rogers Helped Popularize Radio With Pointed Humor

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the folksy cowboy comic Will Rogers on the 80th anniversary of his death.

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Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Boston has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mayor Martin Walsh said the financial risk was just too great. But the episode did inspire NPR's Scott Simon to write a poem.

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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

Saturday, July 25, 2015

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.

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