Thursday, November 09, 2006

Ed Bradley

I'm saddened to learn of the death of Ed Bradley,65, from leukemia.

During his 26 years on 60 Minutes, Bradley carried out his work with passion and intelligence. I suspected Bradley could get tough if needed, but he was always professional on air. And passionate. That he loved learning about people and about life was obvious.

I had my ear pierced after Bradley did his, several years ago. At the time I recall thinking that if Ed Bradley could pull it off in the buttoned-down meeting rooms of CBS, no one should question my silly little anti-establishment statement.

TV journalism was better because of him. He will be missed.


Barbie Girl said...

I was so sad when I found out today.

Shaene said...

He was one of the classiest people on the show. In my book, he's one of the best journalists to grace the silver screen.

As a male with pierced ears, I saluted his display of personal style. And, I must say, I was surprised to find out he was 65. Truly a graceful ager.

Donutbuzz said...

Bradley conducted great interviews because he was so personable, so disarming, and so sincere. I'll miss him, too.

Anathema Device said...

That is so sad. :( He was such a cool guy.