“60 Minutes” correspondent Bradley dies of leukemia at 65

USA Today | CBS News.com | Poynter’s St. Pete Times
Ed Bradley “was this gentle giant,” says CBS newsman and close friend Bob Schieffer. “He just did so much for so many African-American kids. He was a great role model.” Bradley “brought much more to the table than his status as a pioneering African-American broadcast journalist,” says Fordham prof Paul Levinson. “He had a unique way of eliciting the truth from difficult and complex interview subjects.” CBS News’ story notes: “Bradley’s consummate skills as a broadcast journalist and his distinctive body of work were recognized with numerous awards, including 19 Emmys.” || Eric Deggans: “A giant truly has left us.” || More links from Poynter’s Al Tompkins.
> Rooney: “He wasn’t a TV star to me; he was just my friend” (Albany TU)

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