Opinion: As NPR Turns 50, Scott Simon's View From Behind The Microphone

As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.
Part of a collage of images of Scott Simon reporting for NPR News from Cuba, San Salvador and Iraq. Source: Caroline Richard Simon

I first heard of National Public Radio when it broadcast the Senate hearings into the Watergate scandal live, in the summer of 1973.

I was hooked; and stayed on to hear the on , the rock-steadiness of Bob Edwards and the sharp insights of Linda Wertheimer, Nina

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