Ed Bradley dies

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Long time CBS anchor Ed Bradley died today of leukemia.  I thought he was a good guy.  I met him once in New Orleans at Jazz-fest.  It was one of those quick superfical meetings.  He was the first.  He was the first Black man who could be brought into your living room on a regular basis.  I’ll miss him.

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From CNN.com:

Ed Bradley, the longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent who reported on subjects ranging from jazz musicians to the Columbine school shootings, has died. He was 65.

Bradley died Thursday at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital of leukemia, according to staff members at the CBS program.

Bradley joined “60 Minutes” during the 1981-82 season after two years as White House correspondent for CBS News and three years at “CBS Reports.” His reporting over the years won him a Peabody Award, 19 Emmys and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, among many others.

CNN’s John Roberts, who worked with Bradley at CBS, said the newsman was “always a person you could sit down with and he could keep you intrigued for hours at a time with the stories he could tell.” more