Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ed Bradley of "60 Minutes" Has Died

Sad news: Ed Bradley, from 60 Minutes, died today. He had leukemia:

Ed Bradley, the veteran "60 Minutes" correspondent and one of the pioneering black journalists of his generation, died today of leukemia at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. He was 65.

Bradley, who had won 19 Emmy awards, covered an incredible array of stories after joining the CBS newsmagazine in 1981, from brain cancer to sexual abuse in the Catholic Church to the high school shootings at Columbine.

According to the CBS News obit, his 19 Emmies included one for a segment he did on the Emmett Till case, when it was reopened 50 years after the men responsible for Till's murder were acquitted.

CBS also has video clips of some of Bradley's most well-known broadcasts.

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