NPR’s Scott Simon Takes Twitter To A New Frontier: His Mother’s Hospital Bed

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Tue July 30, 2013

NPR’s Scott Simon Takes Twitter To A New Frontier: His Mother’s Hospital Bed

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NPR's Scott Simon's mother passed away Monday evening, and the veteran host of "Weekend Edition Saturday" used Twitter to chronicle her final days with poignancy, grace, humor, and love.
On July 23, Scott Simon, the longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, posted a tweet to his 1.2 million followers: "I just want to say that ICU nurses are remarkable people. Thank you for what you do for our loved ones." The tweet immediately preceding that one was about Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun.