CBS News "60 Minutes" newsman Ed Bradley poses for this 2000 studio portrait. Bradley, who grew up in the tough streets of Philadelphia, was wounded while covering the Vietnam War and later became CBS's first black White House correspondent, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, of leukemia at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. He was 65.
Ed Bradley, standing, far right, and his "60 Minutes" colleagues front, Bob Simon and Lesley Stahl; rear, left to right, Andy Rooney, Steve Kroft, Mike Wallace and Morley Safer. Bradley joined "60 Minutes" in 1981, 10 years after he started with the network as a stringer in Paris.
Tiger Woods speaks to Ed Bradley in a rare interview broadcast on "60 Minutes" Sunday, March 26, 2006. Bradley's consummate skills as a broadcast journalist and his distinctive body of work were 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.
CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley speaks onstage at the Jazz At Lincoln Center's Toast to Wynton Marsalis on Nov. 14, 2005 in New York. Bradley retained a lifelong interest in jazz and art, and recently served as a radio host for "Jazz at Lincoln Center." Marsalis called Bradley "one of our definitive cultural figures, a man of unsurpassed curiosity, intelligence, dignity and heart."
CBS News Correspondent Ed Bradley and wife Patricia attend the Apollo Theater 2005 Spring Benefit "The Magic Lives On" at the Apollo Theater June 20, 2005, in New York. Three of Bradley's Emmys came at the 2003 awards: a lifetime achievement Emmy; one for a 2002 "60 Minutes" report on brain cancer patients and for a "60 Minutes II" report about sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.
Bob Dylan sat down with Ed Bradley for his first television interview in 19 years while on tour in Northampton, Mass., in 2004. Bradley launched his career as a DJ and news reporter for a Philadelphia radio station in 1963, moving to New York's WCBS radio four years later. He was recognized with numerous awards, including four George Foster Peabody awards.
CBS News broadcasters, from left, Ed Bradley, Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace and Morley Safer on stage during "CBS at 75," a three-hour celebration commemorating CBS's 75th anniversary, broadcast live from the Hammerstein Ballroom at New York's Manhattan Center on Sunday , Nov. 2, 2003.
"60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley attends a funeral Mass for NBC news correspondent David Bloom at St. Patrick's Cathedral on April 16, 2003, in New York. The 39-year-old NBC News anchor had died suddenly of a blood clot while reporting from Iraq April 5, 2003.
Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks as journalist Ed Bradley listens at Black Entertainment Television (BET) studios February 19, 2003 in Washington, D.C. Powell was taping "Open Mic," a BET show hosted by Bradley and set up in a town meeting format. The audience members were made up of high school students from the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.
Actress/comedienne Whoopi Goldberg speaks with "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley during a tribute at the Wheeler Opera House March 2, 2002, where Goldberg received the American Film Institutes Star Award in Aspen, CO. The event was held in conjunction with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Bobby Rogers, of the Miracles, Ed Bradley, of "60 Minutes" and Isaac Hayes talk at the VIP reception for the Rhythm & Blues Foundation's 12th annual Pioneer Awards in New York on November 8, 2001.
CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley attends a birthday party for singer Luther Vandross Aug. 7, 2001, at the Hudson Hotel in New York.
CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley reports on the African AIDS epidemic from a hospital in Uganda in 2000.
Ed Bradley reports from the Arizona Supreme Court on "CBS Reports: Enter The Jury," in 2000.
Then-President Bill Clinton takes a break while being interviewed by the cast of CBS' "60 Minutes" on Dec. 8, 1995, at the White House. Standing from left are; Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, and Steve Kroft. Seated are Leslie Stahl and Mike Wallace.
Ed Bradley was in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1985 to report on the 10th anniversary of the U.S.' pullout from Cambodia. Bradley, the award-winning television journalist who broke racial barriers at CBS News and created a distinctive, powerful body of work during his 26 years on "60 Minutes," died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. He was 65.
Ed Bradley and Executive Producer Don Hewitt work on a "60 Minutes" story in 1985.
Ed Bradley conducted the only television interview ever done with Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, three days before he was to be executed at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the bombing attack which killed 168 people.
CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley working in the CBS Newsroom Nov. 20, 1974.
Ed Bradley at the WCBS Newsradio 88 microphone in 1969.