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From CNN...

CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley has died from leukemia at the age of 65.

Bummer. I liked him.

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From CNN...

CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley has died from leukemia at the age of 65.

Bummer. I liked him.

so did I, and he was a friend of jazz. RIP.

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Very shocking and disturbing. I'm an admirer. RIP to a great man.

The ranks are thinning......

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Sad news.

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Ah, that's sad. He was on the CBS News sometime in the past 2 weeks and I thought he looked ashen. Damn.

Edited by Quincy

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Fear not. Mike Wallace is only 175 and just reaching middle age...

Seriously, I don't know how "hip" Bradley really was musically, but as a journalist, he always gave off a good vibe and seemed to neither knowingly tolerate nor tell any lies. He will be missed.

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I wonder if his time at WDAS overlapped w/ the Mighty Burner???

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This is such a sad day. Ed Bradley will always be remembered as a Giant of American Jornalism. He set the standard for so many others to follow, always professional, incisive, and a great presence. All my prayers with his loved ones.........There will never be another Ed Bradley; rest well, sir.

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It's the good ones that go first. RIP.

Edited by Hardbopjazz

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This is such a sad day. Ed Bradley will always be remembered as a Giant of American Jornalism. He set the standard for so many others to follow, always professional, incisive, and a great presence. All my prayers with his loved ones.........There will never be another Ed Bradley; rest well, sir.

i would just like to put a very large "amen" to what you've said. he was the best, the very best. my heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. we have lost a very special human being.

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Man, this is sad! :( I had noticed he had looked thin and pale for awhile, I figured it might be more heart trouble(He had bypass surgery a few years ago, I think) He was just on 60 minutes a week or two ago!

He interview with Lena Horne about 25 years ago was classic! There was amazing chemistry between the two of them. I would bet they will devote a show to him and his best interviews. Rest in peace.....

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Fear not. Mike Wallace is only 175 and just reaching middle age...

Seriously, I don't know how "hip" Bradley really was musically, but as a journalist, he always gave off a good vibe and seemed to neither knowingly tolerate nor tell any lies. He will be missed.

He was a true jazz connoisseur and host of "Jazz at Lincoln Center" which can be heard on many NPR and other affiliates. The man knew the history of the music inside and out.

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This really makes me sad. I've been a 60 Minutes fan for 30 years, and I feel like I've lost an old friend. This is a biggie.

:(:(:(

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In 1969 working at Newsradio 88 in NYC

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He was a Negro?!!!!! :cool:

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In 1969 working at Newsradio 88 in NYC

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He was a Negro?!!!!! :cool:

Well, that was a long time ago...

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Very sad news, indeed. I will miss his interviews. Since I didn't grow up here, I didn't discover 60 Minutes untill 90's (after I came here and started watching NFL on CBS). NFL games on CBS was kind of lead in for 60 Minutes for me.

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Last night on Night Line, I could have sworn that when his picture was up on the screen, the anouncer refered to him as Ed Wallace. :blink:

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Fear not. Mike Wallace is only 175 and just reaching middle age...

Seriously, I don't know how "hip" Bradley really was musically, but as a journalist, he always gave off a good vibe and seemed to neither knowingly tolerate nor tell any lies. He will be missed.

He was a true jazz connoisseur and host of "Jazz at Lincoln Center" which can be heard on many NPR and other affiliates. The man knew the history of the music inside and out.

And that's the source of my comment. Nobody who really knew the music inside and out would tolerate reading the simplistic, insipid, and quite often perilously close to wrong drivel that he read. The narration script for the Von/Griff show was damn near insulting. But I don't hold that against him, even if he wrote it himself (and I don't know that he did. I hope he didn't...).

Not saying that he wasn't a fan, or even that he wasn't even a somewhat knowledgeable fan. Just that my respect & admiration for him was always based on his journalism (although I've long wondered what he might have wanted to bring to the table that the mainstream American media couldn't handle. I think there was more to him than what we got to see on Caucasian-centric Broadcasting Syndrome), not his enthusiasms in music and the displays thereof.

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I'm not a fan of broadcast news - that's putting it mildly - but Ed Bradley always struck me as someone who was honest and had integrity. I also felt that he had an empathy with people he interviewed when it was appropriate. I'll miss him.

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I think there was more to him than what we got to see on Caucasian-centric Broadcasting Syndrome),

How right you are. According to his Times obituary among the people at Bradley's bedside at the time of his death was that noted black nationalist Jimmy Buffett

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I haven't watched 60 Minutes in decades, so I'm surprised to read that so many here respect Ed Bradley's opinions regarding music.

The only expression of enthusiasm of his that I was aware of was for The Neville Brothers.

When 60 Minutes did a piece on Tom Harrell they chose Charlie Rose to do it.

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