[JPL] Ed Bradley

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 9 16:24:57 EST 2006


A great loss indeed. From another perspective......When I started my television journey about five years ago now Ed Bradley was my model. He set a standard for TV journalism broadcasting with the expansiveness in what he covered but also for African Americans in this medium. His influence in this area cannot be underestimated. While sadly you don't see many African Americans in national prime time major network TV broadcasting or intelligent talking head shows you do now on many local affiliates.....and Ed Bradley set that ball rolling. While the reality is that many of these networks today remain concerned that having too many black faces on their cameras would hurt their ratings "60 Minutes" proved that concern to be unnecessary. Ed's presentation was unique to him and delivered with class, intelligence and thought provoking insight that crossed cultures. Why so many others have difficulties in seeing the benefits and rewards of inclusion is beyond me.   
   
  Jae Sinnett   

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Ed Bradley was, indeed, a great
champion for Jazz. I had the
good fortune of calling on him
in the mid-60s when he was doing
his nightly program on WDAS in
Philadelphia. There were three
artists that he played on every
program - Diz, Prez, and The
King Cole Trio. By the way,
playing jazz on WHAT directly
opposite Bradley, was Joel Dorn
who always managed to edge-out
Bradley in the ratings battle. They
remained good friends through the
years

This wonderful man, extraordinary
journalist, and great friend of Jazz
will be sorely missed. 

Dick LaPalm
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