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Scott Simon Essay: Hanging Up on the Sniper

Host Scott Simon reflects on the 911 operator who cut of a call from one of two men now accused of sniper-style shootings in the Washington, D.C.-area and the Deep South.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
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