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60 Minutes' Reporter Passes...

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Here's his CBS bio, don't see anything on his passing on the internet yet. I always thought him a consummate professional at fair reporting.

(CBS) The 2005-06 season marks Correspondent Ed Bradley's 25th on 60 MINUTES. He joined the broadcast during the 1981-82 season. He also anchors and reports hour-long specials.

Bradley's consummate skills as a broadcast journalist and his

distinctive body of work have been recognized with numerous awards,

including 19 Emmys, the latest for a segment that reported the

reopening of the 50-year-old racial murder case of Emmett Till. He

received three Emmys at the 2003 awards: a Lifetime Achievement Emmy;

one for a 60 MINUTES report on brain cancer patients, "A New Lease on Life" (April 2002); and another for his hour on 60 MINUTES II about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, "The Catholic Church on Trial" (June 2002).

Bradley's 60 MINUTES interview with condemned

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh (March 2000) was the only

television interview ever given by the man guilty of one of the worst

terrorist acts on American soil; it also earned Bradley an Emmy. His

reporting on the worst school shooting in American history, "Columbine"

(April 2001), revealed on 60 MINUTES II that authorities ignored telling evidence with which they might have prevented the massacre.

Other hourlong reports by Bradley have prompted praise and action:

"Death by Denial" (June 2000) won a Peabody Award for focusing on the

plight of Africans dying of AIDS and helped convince drug companies to

donate and discount AIDS drugs; "Unsafe Haven" (April 1999) spurred

federal investigations into the nation's largest chain of psychiatric

hospitals; and "Town Under Siege" (December 1997), about a small town

battling toxic waste, was named one of the Ten Best Television Programs

of 1997 by Time magazine.

Bradley's significant contribution to electronic journalism was

also recognized by the Radio/Television News Directors Association when

it named him its Paul White Award winner for 2000. He joins other

distinguished journalists, such as Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite

and Peter Jennings, as a Paul White recipient.

More recently, the Denver Press Club awarded him its 2003 Damon

Runyon Award for career journalistic excellence. Another prestigious

honor received by Bradley is the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

grand prize and television first prize for "CBS Reports: In the Killing

Fields of America" (January 1995), a documentary about violence in

America, for which he was co-anchor and reporter.

His work on 60 MINUTES has gained much recognition,

including a George Foster Peabody Award for "Big Man, Big Voice"

(November 1997), the uplifting story of a German singer who became

successful despite birth defects. In 1995, he won his 11th Emmy Award

for a 60 MINUTES segment on the cruel effects of nuclear

testing in the town of Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, a report that also

won him an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 1994. Also in

1994, he was honored with an Overseas Press Club Award for two 60

MINUTES reports that took viewers inside sensitive military

installations in Russia and the United States.

In 1985, he received an Emmy Award for "Schizophrenia," a 60 MINUTES report on that misunderstood brain disorder. In 1983, two of Bradley's reports for 60 MINUTES

won Emmy Awards: "In the Belly of the Beast," an interview with Jack

Henry Abbott, a convicted murderer and author, and "Lena," a profile of

singer Lena Horne.

He received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton and a 1991 Emmy Award for his 60 MINUTES

report "Made in China," a look at Chinese forced-labor camps, and

another Emmy for "Caitlin's Story" (November 1992), an examination of

the controversy between the parents of a deaf child and a deaf


In addition to "In the Killing Fields," his work for "CBS Reports"

has included: "Enter the Jury Room" (April 1997), an Alfred I.

duPont-Columbia University Award winner that revealed the jury

deliberation process for the first time in front of network cameras;

"The Boat People" (January 1979), which won duPont, Emmy and Overseas

Press Club Awards; "The Boston Goes to China" (April 1979), a report on

the historic visit to China by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which won

Emmy, Peabody and Ohio State Awards, and "Blacks in America: With All

Deliberate Speed?" (July 1979), which won Emmy and duPont Awards.

Bradley's coverage of the plight of Cambodian refugees, broadcast on the "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" and CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING,

won a George Polk Award in journalism. He also received a duPont

citation for a segment on the Cambodian situation broadcast on CBS News' "Magazine"

series. He covered the presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter during

Campaign '76, served as a floor correspondent for CBS News' coverage of

the Democratic and Republican National Conventions from 1976 through

1996, and has participated in CBS News' election-night coverage.

Prior to joining 60 MINUTES, Bradley was a principal correspondent for "CBS Reports" (1978-81), after serving as CBS News' White House correspondent (1976-78). He was also anchor of the "CBS Sunday Night News" (November 1976-May 1981) and of the CBS News magazine "Street Stories" (January 1992-August 1993).

Bradley joined CBS News as a stringer in its Paris bureau in

September 1971. A year later, he was transferred to the Saigon bureau,

where he remained until he was assigned to the CBS News Washington bureau in June 1974. He was named a CBS News

correspondent in April 1973 and, shortly thereafter, was wounded while

on assignment in Cambodia. In March 1975, he volunteered to return to

Indochina and covered the fall of Cambodia and Vietnam.

Prior to joining CBS News, he was a reporter for WCBS Radio,

the CBS Owned station in New York (August 1967-July 1971). He had

previously been a reporter for WDAS Radio Philadelphia (1963-67).

Bradley was born June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia and was graduated

from Cheyney (Pa.) State College in 1964 with a B.S. in education. He

lives in New York with his wife, Patricia Blanchet.

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