Scott Simon

Scott Simon

Host NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday Author of current bestseller Unforgettable & other books. Special Contributor CBS Sunday Morning. Husband, father, Cub fan.

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Caroline's Open Bowl is a tribute to @LizStrout  Not Olive's Breakfast (OLIVE AGAIN). Healthy! Good!

I am glad body-cams have can now record all these instances of police misconduct. But a question for law enforcement experts (I'm off our show this week, on family business): weren't body-cams also suppose to make officers to aware their every move could be seen? And reviewed?

On this sad Jackie Robinson Day, I’ll read from my book about JR’s first meeting with Branch Rickey-

@JeremySchaap  As a scared young reporter in Chicago, I interviewed Justice Page when he was a middle linebacker. Great man in all ways. Revered his wife, Diane, with whom he founded the Page Education Foundation.

“Let's really look at one another!...It goes so fast. We don't have time to look at one another. I didn't realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed... Oh, earth, you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you..." Happy Birthday, Thornton Wilder

Watch I usually wear running low on battery. Switched to one (mechanical) that's been in a drawer. Went to a search engine to research something medical--and it showed an ad for repairs to the watch I just strapped on. I find this creepy. Some will say, "How convenient!"

I'll read a little from work in progress WINS, LOSSES, & SAVES (novel set on a baseball team). And welcome your comments. 6:15 pm ET / 3:15 pm PT live right here

I'll read a little from work in progress WINS, LOSSES, & SAVES (novel set on a baseball team). & crave yr comments:


I’ve been staggered all day from interviewing Guatemalan woman who had her 3 yr old boy taken from her arms at the border while he slept. He awoke in a detention center, thought his mother had given him up. US officials did this. Is this America? She’ll be on our show Saturday.

I don't think you get to turn in a paper two days after the test is over and get an A.

The words of @Pontifex  about migrants and refugees pierce your soul: "It is injustice that turns them away from places where they might have hope for a dignified life, but instead find themselves before walls of indifference."

Watching speak, winning laughs and tears at a memorial for his friend, . This is what democracy looks like. This is what civility looks like. On our best days, this is what our country should be.

Did really have no appearances on Veteran's Day? A 5 minute motorcade ride from Arlington National Cemetery? What is possibly more important than an hour of his time on this day?

Did @POTUS  just refuse to denounce white-supremacist groups?

I love holding my mother's hand. Haven't held it like this since I was 9. Why did I stop? I thought it unmanly? What crap.

Just saw @Scaramucci  say there are more people with COVID-19 around @POTUS  than legitimate vote fraud complaints.

I’m very pleased to say we’ll rerun the @NPRKelly  interview with the Secretary of State on our show tomorrow—and tell the story of the coda, too. Must hear.

Ruth and Marty Ginsburg had a marriage that was a joy to be near. One of her best insights. When asked what makes a happy, long-term marriage, she said, “I do find a certain amount of deafness helps.”