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BBC's John Simpson shares his life story

There are few people on the planet who have been witness to as many significant world events as J...

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18.58 16 Jul 2020


BBC's John Simpson shares his life story


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18.58 16 Jul 2020


There are few people on the planet who have been witness to as many significant world events as John Simpson.

The BBC's World Affairs Editor is now 75, and still as eager as ever to tell the stories of growing unrest, conflict, and resolution.

He spoke to Ivan Yates about being asked to choose which parent to live with when he was a young boy, how he hasn't made the money that people assume he has (and he doesn't care), and what he thinks of the leaders and dictators he's met throughout his career.

It's a truly fascinating interview.


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