Ed Bradley: 60 Minutes Host Passes Away

60 Minutes is by far my favorite show on TV. I watch it every week once it is Tivoed. Amongst all the hosts of the program, Ed Bradley was the most I respected the most. His laid back style of interviewing put the subject at ease. Thus it is with sadness that I read on CNN that he passed away after a battle with cancer.

Bradley joined “60 Minutes” during the 1981-82 season after two years as White House correspondent for CBS News and three years at “CBS Reports.” His reporting over the years won him a Peabody Award, 19 Emmys and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, among many others. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

His most recent Emmy was for a segment about the reopening of the 1950s racial murder case of Emmett Till in Mississippi.