Thursday, November 09, 2006

Loss for Broadcast Journalism

I never got a chance to meet him personally. But, Ed Bradley had an influence on most of us young journalists who wanted to make inroads in broadcasting. This was especially true for African-American journalists.

He proved that an African-American man COULD cover the White House, even if one had never occupied it.

I was at The Anniston Star today when I saw the file photo and banner indicating that he had passed away. Like many of his viewers/fans, I was completely oblivious to the fact that had been ill.

Bradley leaves a legacy of excellence in broadcast journalism that all who tell stories via the electronic media (or print media for that matter) should follow.

He will be missed.

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