The TV news magazine airs 9–10:30 AM (ET). Check local listings. Rita Braver interviewed Simon for the CBS profile. Simon is America's most prolific playwright, with 32 plays to his credit. His career began in 1961 with Come Blow Your Horn and went on to include Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, Chapter Two, They're Playing Our Song, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues (Tony Award), Broadway Bound, Rumors, Lost in Yonkers (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award) and The Dinner Party.
He has earned more Academy and Tony nominations than any other writer, and is the only playwright to have four Broadway productions running simultaneously. His plays have been produced in dozens of languages.
Simon is the recipient of three Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, a Drama Desk Award, an American Comedy Award, a Golden Globe, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Earlier this month, he received the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the ceremony of which will be broadcast on PBS on Nov. 20.