Ed Bradley Remembered By His Peers
First Published: November 9, 2006 7:14 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
-- “I am saddened to learn of the passing of 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley.As the first African-American to anchor a network morning news program, Mr. Bradley was a trailblazer who set impeccable standards for reporting and journalistic benchmarks in television news. Mr. Bradley single-handily broke down barriers for minorities in journalism.My family and I offer our sympathy and prayers to Mr. Bradley’s family and his friends. He will be missed.” - Michael Jackson, Dublin, Ireland
?I’ve always had enormous respect for Ed Bradley’s talent and thespecial sensibility he brought to every story he did. He was a giant in journalism, not to mention a barrier-breaker for so many in television.
I’m sorry I didn’t have the opportunity to work with him more. My heart goes out to his family, as well as his family at 60 MINUTES and here at CBS News.? - Katie Couric
?It floored me.I had no idea that Ed was that ill.
He was a strong, capable fellow who, at heart, was a gentle soul. Everybody who worked with him loved him. He was a superb reporter.He was easy to work with. I used to admire the work that he did out of Parisfor CBS Radio. He was a natural.
The stuff in Vietnam, particularly, because he spent a long time there…one of the most beautiful pieces he ever did was the profile of Lena Horne.
Gentle strength, and dead honest… unquestioned integrity.? - Mike Wallace
?With the passing of Ed Bradley we have lost one of America’s best. As a compassionate, sensitive person, as a gentle but strong man, as a lover of life and a great professional, he was an example of all a conscientious and dedicated journalist can be.? - Dan Rather
“I am deeply saddened to learn of Ed Bradley’s death. He was an amazing journalist, a dear, loyal friend and a consummate professional. I was always taken with his genuine spirit and my thoughts and prayers remain with his family and his wife, Patricia.” - Star Jones Reynolds
?He was a hero and role model not just to black journalists, but to all black people.? ? Vickey Mabrey
?Ed Bradley, one of journalism?s brightest stars whose name was synonymous with the CBS News magazine 60 MINUTES on which he reported for the past 25 years, died a few hours ago in Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was 65 and had leukemia.Bradley spent nearly his entire 43-year career with CBS News, where he rose to the pinnacle of journalistic achievement, at first on network documentaries and the CBS EVENING NEWS and then 60 MINUTES, where he solidified a body of work that featured a keen talent for the interview and an intense curiosity shown in his investigative work. In one of his last 60 MINUTES segments, an investigation of the Duke University Lacrosse rape case, he broke new ground with the first interviews with the accused in a story that made headlines last month.? - CBS News
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