Ed Bradley
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Ed Bradley
Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. was an American journalist, best known for twenty-six years of award-winning work on the CBS News television program 60 Minutes. During his earlier career he also covered the fall of Saigon, was the first black television correspondent to cover the White House, and anchored his own news broadcast, CBS Sunday Night with Ed Bradley.
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A classic moment from Ed Bradley's interview with Muhammad Ali
CBS News - 9 months
In 1996, Ed Bradley interviewed Muhammad Ali for "60 Minutes." In a classic moment from the interview, Ali, with the help of his wife, Lonnie Ali, pulls a fast one on Bradley.
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1975 Flashback: Evacuation of Saigon
CBS News - almost 2 years
"There were desperate scenes of families separated and crying out for help, pleading not to be left behind," reported former CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley, as the city of Saigon was evacuated ahead of its fall on April 30, 1975. Bradley's intrepid reporting, detailing the dramatic events of the day the Vietnam War ended, originally aired on the "CBS Evening News."
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Millennial, Civic Leaders Advocate for America's Oldest HBCU
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Representing Heeding Cheyney's Call, lead attorney in the civil rights lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Michael Coard, to testify before Philadelphia City Council, this Wednesday, 11 a.m. "What would 60 minutes look like without Ed Bradley?" asked City Councilman Curtis Jones, nearly two months ago on a Monday morning in mid-September, marking the 33rd anniversary of the filing of a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Cheyney University against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In solidarity with elected officials and prominent city leaders, demanding "parity through equity" on behalf of America's oldest HBCU, Councilman Jones, standing over a podium draped with a blue and white banner of the famed institution, reminded the huddled mass in attendance that not only was the African-American Emmy award-winning journalist an Alumnus of Cheyney University, but that the school which first opened in 1837 by Quakers as the Institute for Colored Youth, also graduated Julia ...
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Shocking "bum hunts" on the rise?
CBS News - over 3 years
Attacks against the homeless have doubled since this Ed Bradley story on 60 Minutes in 2006
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Video: Howard Stern
CBS News - over 3 years
Love him or hate him, you can't deny his success. Ed Bradley profiles radio shock jock Howard Stern whose outrageous and raunchy humor changed the face of morning radio.
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John W. Boyd Jr.: Shame on The New York Times for Their Black Farmers and "Spigot" Story
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Shame on The New York Times for the bias that was so evident in last week's front page story titled "Federal Spigot Flows as Farmers Claim Bias." It clearly implied that even meager restitution was underserved and we were unworthy plaintiffs, although we successfully proved racial discrimination in federal farm loan practices. The headline was an immediate giveaway, (no pun intended) that this story intended to make a case against legally won payments to offset generations of injustice in federal farm loan practices. Then, early in the story the reporter writes, "What is more, some protested, the template for the deal-the $50,000 payouts to black farmers-had proved a magnet for fraud." Was the purpose of this observation to challenge our hard fought case and support a different outcome? Did it aim to doubly penalize those of us the court found had been wronged -- for generations? Alarmingly, this reporter interviewed career USDA lawyers and career senior employees for he ...
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Eric Meola: Springsteen Photographers for Sandy Relief
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Come on rise up, rise up..." With those words from his song "My City of Ruins" -- written barely a month before 9/11 -- Bruce Springsteen continued the theme of redemption that runs through much of his work. Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park, London. © Jo Lopez But, as I watch the sound bites about a general with a vaguely patrician name, my thoughts are on a different battlefront. Emails, texts and Facebook postings cry out at me from every corner of my online life. There is Rose, my accountant in Matawan, N.J., whom I have not been able to reach since Sandy presumably swept her life away. And Bob, my friend from childhood, whose telegraphed emails speak about one horrific turn of events after another. Tonight, his wife's brother has died, and they have lost power again, and he is writing to me from McDonald's, which, of course, has WiFi. The chorus of Springsteen's gospel-like invocation was on my mind when the phone rang a week ago. It was a new friend I ...
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"60 Minutes" OT: Senate malcontents speak out
CBS News - over 4 years
The more things change: In 1995 Ed Bradley brought 9 disgruntled Senators together for a frank discussion
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Video: From the archives: Senate malcontents speak out
CBS News - over 4 years
In 1995 Ed Bradley brought nine disgruntled Senators together for a frank discussion about the dysfunction in the U.S. Senate.
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Video: Affirmative action: Diversity or double-standard?
CBS News - over 4 years
In 2000, a lawsuit was filed against the University of Michigan by three white plaintiffs who said that they were not accepted to the school because of -- what they claimed to be -- an unlawful advantage given to minorities. Ed Bradley reports.
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Video: An American Town
CBS News - over 4 years
Days after 9/11, Ed Bradley visits the town of Summit, N.J., a suburb of New York City, where 20 percent of the adult population worked in or near the World Trade Center. Bradley follows one family's heartbreaking struggle to find their loved one.
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Former Leeds finance boss who stole £600k could be forced to pay back his pension
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 4 years
A former Leeds finance chief who stole more than £600,000 from his employers could be ordered to hand over his pension money. Nicholas Dewhirst, 53, was jailed for five years in April after he admitted taking the money while working as a finance controller for DyStar UK Limited between 2003 and 2011. Bradford Crown Court heard that Dewhirst, of Lane End, Bramley, used the money to pay off spiralling credit card debts and maintain his family’s lifestyle. Although Dewhirst has been declared bankrupt and the company has obtained a judgement against him for the stolen money, he still faces further proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act. His case was listed again at Bradford Crown Court yesterday and Dewhirst’s barrister Jason Pitter said the issue to be resolved at the POCA hearing was in relation to a pension said to be worth around £60,000 which could be ruled to be a realisable asset. The case was adjourned until October 18.
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Video: The Killers
CBS News - over 4 years
The carnage was unspeakable: men, women, children, even babies, hacked to death in an age-old feud between two African tribes. Ed Bradley investigates the conflict in Rwanda and speaks with prisoners accused of slaughtering their countrymen.
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Colleagues, friends gather to honor Mike Wallace
PB Pulse - almost 5 years
NEW YORK — Chris Wallace turned and blew a kiss to a giant portrait of his father, 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace, after memorializing him Tuesday as “the best journalist I have ever known.” The Fox News anchor also told of when his father tried to steal an interview from him and, when his infuriated son called to confront him, paused when told he had to choose between Chris Wallace and Chris Rock. Mike Wallace didn’t take the interview, but handed if off to Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes instead. Former colleagues, friends and family members swapped stories about Wallace in an auditorium a few blocks from where he worked, before an audience that included GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and journalism luminaries like Roger Ailes and Carl Bernstein. The public face of TV’s most enduring newsmagazine for nearly four decades, Mike Wallace died at age 93 on April 7. Some of the stories were flattering, some less so. And despite the somber purpose of remembering t ...
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Ralph A. Miriello: Paul Simon With Wynton Marsalis and the JALC Orchestra at the Rose Theater
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Paul Simon. Photo credit: Kevin Mazur Friday evening was the last evening of a three-night event held at the Frederick P. Rose Theater for the benefit of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The event was in honor of J.A.L.C. Board Chairman, Lisa Schiff, for her years of dedicated service, and celebrated her receipt of The Ed Bradley Award for leadership in jazz. The master songwriter Paul Simon and his band was joined by Wynton Marsalis and the JALC orchestra for this special event, with Simon's incredibly durable and diverse songbook the basis of the performance. I have always enjoyed Mr. Simon's music, from his early days of folk with former collaborator Art Garfunkel, through his imaginative and ever-expanding solo career. Simon's music has been amazingly fresh and arguably timeless. Always a lyricist with something to say, it has been his eclectic musical progression that has been so extraordinary. Throughout his career he has employed an amazing variation of musical elements ...
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Joe Peyronnin: Mike Wallace's Legacy
The Huffington Post - USA - almost 5 years
"What are the four most dreaded words in the English language? Mike Wallace is here." So read a 60 Minutes ad that once hung on a wall in Mike's office, overlooking the Hudson River. Mike commanded attention, whether seated quietly at his desk or gracefully walking the hollowed halls of the 60 Minutes' offices on New York's West Side. 60 Minutes was created by the late great Don Hewitt, its brilliant and tirelessly energetic executive producer. He asked the late Harry Reasoner, a superb broadcast writer, and Mike Wallace, a demanding interviewer, to anchor the program. 60 Minutes is one of the greatest television programs of all time. The broadcast has finished the season first in the television ratings five times, and it has finished among the season's top 10 programs 23 times. Since its inception, its quality story-telling and fiercely competitive spirit has characterized 60 Minutes. And working for the powerful 60 Minutes brand name over the years were legendary j ...
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County ballots decided - Northern Virginia Daily
Google News - over 5 years
The same goes for Ed Bradley in New Market. Incumbents for sheriff (Timothy C. Carter), treasurer (Cindy George) and commissioner of revenue (Kathy Black) also face no competitors in their re-election bids, McDonald said
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ed Bradley
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 64
    Bradley died on November 9, 2006, at Mount Sinai Hospital, in Manhattan of complications from lymphocytic leukemia.
    More Details Hide Details He was 65 years old. Bradley was honored in April 2007 with a traditional jazz funeral procession at the New Orleans Jazzfest, of which he was a large supporter. The parade, which took place on the first day of the six-day festival, circled the fairgrounds and included two brass bands. Columnist Clarence Page wrote: When he was growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia, his folks told him he could be anything he wanted to be. He took them up on it.... Even in those days before the doors of opportunity were fully opened to black Americans, Mr. Bradley challenged the system. He worked hard and prepared himself. He opened himself to the world and dared the world to turn him away. He wanted to be a lot and he succeeded. Thanks to examples like his, the rest of us know that we can succeed, too.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 52
    In 1994, Bradley created the Ed Bradley Scholarship, which has since been offered annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association to outstanding aspiring journalists in recognition of Bradley's legacy and contributions to journalism.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 41
    After the relationship ended, Bradley and Savitch continued to have a non-romantic social and professional relationship until her death in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Bradley was known for loving all kinds of music, but he was especially a jazz music enthusiast. He hosted the Peabody Award–winning Jazz at Lincoln Center on National Public Radio for over a decade until just before his death. A big fan of the Neville Brothers, Bradley performed on stage with the bunch, and was known as "the fifth Neville brother". Bradley was also friends with Jimmy Buffett, and would often perform onstage with him, under the name "Teddy". Bradley had limited musical ability and did not have an extensive repertoire, but would usually draw smiles by singing the 1951 classic by Billy Ward and the Dominoes, "Sixty Minute Man".
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 36
    He then became CBS News White House correspondent (the first black White House television correspondent) until 1978, when he was invited to move to CBS Reports, where he served as principal correspondent until 1981.
    More Details Hide Details In that year, Walter Cronkite departed as anchor of the CBS Evening News and was replaced by the 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather, leaving an opening on the program that was filled by Bradley. Over the course of Bradley's 26 years on 60 Minutes, he did over 500 stories, covering nearly every possible type of news, from "heavy" segments on war, politics, poverty, and corruption, to lighter biographical pieces, or stories on sports, music, and cuisine. Among others, he interviewed Howard Stern, Laurence Olivier, Subcomandante Marcos, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Bill Bradley, the 92-year-old George Burns, and Michael Jordan, as well as conducting the first television interview of Bob Dylan in 20 years. Some of his quirkier moments included playing blackjack with the blind Ray Charles, interviewing a Soviet general in a Russian sauna, and having a practical joke played on him by Muhammad Ali. Bradley's favorite segment on 60 Minutes was when, as a 40-year-old correspondent, he interviewed 64-year-old singer Lena Horne. He said, "If I arrived at the pearly gates and Saint Peter said, 'What have you done to deserve entry?' I'd just say, 'Did you see my Lena Horne story?'"
  • 1974
    Age 32
    In 1974 he moved to Washington, D.C., and was promoted to covering the Carter campaign in 1976.
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  • 1972
    Age 30
    In 1972 he volunteered to be transferred to Saigon to cover the Vietnam War, as well as spending time in Phnom Penh covering the war in Cambodia.
    More Details Hide Details It was there that he was injured by a mortar round, receiving shrapnel wounds to his back and arm.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 29
    In 1971, he moved to Paris, France.
    More Details Hide Details Initially living off his savings, he eventually ran out of money and began working as a stringer for CBS News, covering the Paris Peace Talks.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    In 1967 he landed a full-time job at the CBS-owned New York radio station WCBS.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 17
    He graduated in 1959 from Saint Thomas More Catholic Boys High School in West Philadelphia and then another historically black school, Cheyney State College (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania) in Cheyney, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1964 with a degree in education.
    More Details Hide Details His first job was teaching sixth grade at the William B. Mann Elementary School in Philadelphia's Wynnefield community. While he was teaching, he moonlighted at the old WDAS studios on Edgley Drive in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, working for free and, later, for minimum wage. He programmed music, read news, and covered basketball games and other sports. Bradley's introduction to news reporting came at WDAS-FM during the riots in Philadelphia in the 1960s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on June 22, 1941.
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