The nation mourns its loss of CBS reporter Ed Bradley who died today, November 9, due to complications from leukemia. To the blog post of English and Communications professor Kim Person at Blogher.org, I can only add that this prominent, exceptional, and ground-breaking African-American journalist was a class act. I admired Ed Bradley as did many others.
The the beginning of Professor Kim's article follows. Click the link at the end of the excerpt to continue reading.
Ed Bradley, a long-time reporter for CBS News whose portfolio ranged from uncovering the killing fields of Cambodia to interviews with notables ranging from mass murderer Timothy Mc Veigh to megacelebrities such as Patti Labelle and Tiger Woods, died today of complications of leukemia, according to news reports.
One of the first African Americans to become a major figure in American journalism, Bradley won 19 Emmy Awards for his reporting, according to ... CONTINUE READING Blogher commentary HERE
Bradley is survived by his wife, Patricia Blanchet, whom he married in 2004 at their Aspen, Colo., home with Jimmy Buffett performing the wedding music.
"I've earned some measure of respect in doing what I do here for such a long period of time," Bradley told the Philadelphia Inquirer last month. "If I didn't do it, and I didn't do it well, I wouldn't be here."
Amen, Nordette! He was truly a class-act journalist! A natural wit, who could graciously be the butt-end of a joke, as well as give. But, oh, so intellegent in knowing how to ask the right questions to celebrities, noted statesmen/women, as well as murderers. I hope his legacy would be all the children he has helped over the years...and how he mentored other young journalists. His interview with Lena Horne will remain a classic. We all gained from his expertise.