'60 Minutes' report by Bob Simon airs days after his death

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NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Bob Simon, correspondent for 60 Minutes on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
CBS correspondent Bob Simon, center, speaks to reporters after he and three collegues were freed in Iraq, Saturday, March 2, 1991. Behind him is cameraman Roberto Alvarez. The 4 man team left for Jordan shortly after. (AP Photo)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Bob Simon, CBS News reporter at a CBS Radio microphone. Image dated February 11, 1969. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 15: CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon pictured with his book, Forty Days. Image dated May 15, 1992. (Photo by Tony Esparza/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 30: Bob Simon, CBS News correspondent. Image dated April 30, 1979. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 8: Bob Simon, CBS News correspondent (seated) and television colleagues, clean-shaven in London, England, upon release from forty days of captivity in Iraq. Standing, left to right, sound man Juan Caldera, producer Peter Bluff, and cameraman Roberto Alvarez, with scarf. Image dated March 8, 1991. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
BAGHDAD - MAY 20: CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon in Iraq for news special, 'Bob Simon: Back to Baghdad,' originally broadcast on July 4, 1991. Image dated May 20, 1991. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
CBS correspondent Bob Simon (2R) posing arm-in-arm w. his CBS crew (L-R) sound man Juan Caldera, producer Peter Bluff & cameraman Roberto Alvarez during press conference at the Wellington Hospital; finally freed by the Iraqis after 40 days of imprisonmen.t (Photo by Ian Cook/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
A car remains on the scene of an accident in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Major media personalities react to the death of Bob Simon, veteran journalist and longtime CBS correspondent.
Officials survey the scene of a fatal collision that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, Wednesday, Feb,. 11, 2015, in New York. Simon, who was 73, covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A police officer stands by the scene of a fatal collision that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in New York. Simon, who was 73, covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A police officer tows a car following an accident in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A police officer surveys the scene of an accident following a collision in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon, who was 73, covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A police officer surveys the scene following an accident in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: The scene where CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in car accident on Manhattan's west side on February 11, 2015 in New York City.The award-winning journalist was 73. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: The scene where CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in car accident on Manhattan's west side on February 11, 2015 in New York City.The award-winning journalist was 73. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: The scene where CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in car accident on Manhattan's west side on February 11, 2015 in New York City.The award-winning journalist was 73. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: The scene where CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in car accident on Manhattan's west side on February 11, 2015 in New York City.The award-winning journalist was 73. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: The scene where CBS News correspondent Bob Simon died in car accident on Manhattan's west side on February 11, 2015 in New York City.The award-winning journalist was 73. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Bob Simon (C) of 60 Minutes attends the Mike Wallace Memorial at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: '60 Minutes' correspondent, Bob Simon attends the 'Faces of America' premiere at Allen Room at Lincoln Center on February 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
CNN's Larry King interviews Don Hewitt, Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and Bob Simon of the '60 Minutes' anchor team during a taping of 'Larry King Live' on Tuesday, June 8, 2004. The show will air on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 9:00pm ET. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/WireImage)
**FILE**Past and present correspondents of "60 Minutes" join Don Hewitt, the executive producer,lower left, on stage for a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards held in New York, on, Sept. 3, 2003. Left to right, at rear, Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft, Meredith Vieira, and executive editor Philip Scheffler. Middle row, Bob Simon, Lesley Stahl, Ed Bradley, Morley Safer and Andy Rooney. Bradley died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, of leukemia at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 65. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
CBS correspondent Bob Simon joyfully embracing his wife Francoise & daughter Tanya at press conference in Wellington Hospital after he was freed from 40 days of imprisonment by Iraqi soldiers. (Photo by Ian Cook/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
CBS News television correspondent Bob Simon introduces the winner of the 2010 Loeb Award for Beat Writing at the 2010 Gerald Loeb Awards Dinner at Capitale on June 29, 2010 in New York City. *** Local Caption ***
CBS News correspondent Bob Simon arrives at the Metropolitan Opera 2007-08 season opening gala Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 in New York. The MET season opens with a new production of Donizetti"s "Lucia di Lammermoor". (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Bob Simon attends the CBS Upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Officials stand by the scene of a fatal collision that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in New York. Simon, who was 73, covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Officials survey the scene of an accident following a collision in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon, who was 73, covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A police officer tows a car following an accident in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, that killed longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon. Simon covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago. He was 73. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
FILE - In this Feb, 1, 2010 file photo, journalist Bob Simon attends the premiere screening of "Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr." at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. CBS says Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. He was 73. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- "60 Minutes" remembered its longtime correspondent Bob Simon on Sunday by airing a story he finished on the day he died, four days earlier.

The story, reported by Simon, looked into a possible new treatment for the Ebola virus. It was produced by Simon's daughter, Tanya, a veteran "60 Minutes" producer.

Following the report, fellow correspondent Steve Kroft spoke of Simon's "sense of justice and his sense of the absurd," both of which informed his journalism. Kroft said Simon was "both a model and an inspiration" to his colleagues at CBS News during 47 years at the network.

Simon, 73, died Wednesday night in a car accident in Manhattan.

"60 Minutes" will devote its full hour next Sunday to him and his career.

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