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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ed Bradley RIP

A great man has passed away.
Veteran US newsman Ed Bradley died Thursday from leukaemia at the age of 65, CBS News said in a statement. Bradley has been a star correspondent of the hit news magazine 60 Minutes for 25 years and was widely credited with forging a path for black journalists on TV.

During the course of his career he won 19 Emmy Awards, including a lifetime achievement Emmy.

He started out as a radio newsman in Philadelphia in 1963, moving to New York four years later and joining CBS as a stringer in Paris in 1971. He later reported for CBS from Saigon and moved to the Washington bureau in June 1974. He served as CBS' White House correspondent and was also anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News before joining 60 minutes in 1981.