Scott Simon has won every major award in broadcasting for his personal essays, war reporting and commentary. He has reported from all 50 states, scores of foreign countries and eight wars. He hosts Weekend Edition with Scott Simon Saturday mornings on National Public Radio (which The Washington Post has called "the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial"). He is also a special correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. Scott is the author of several best-selling memoirs and novels, the most recent of which is "Sunnyside Plaza," for young readers, which has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher's Weekly.