A Name to Call: Ed Bradley

“Bradley was one of the few African-American journalists in such a high-profile position at the time he was hired to work for 60 Minutes. In a speech Hewitt gave to a racially mixed crowd, introducing Ed Bradley for a journalism award, the producer toyed with the crowd’s sensitivities about Bradley’s race.

“‘I said to the crowd: ‘I hired Ed Bradley because he’s a member of a minority,'” [60 Minutes produce Don] Hewitt says. And after a pause, hearing some in the crowd gasp in surprise, Hewitt went on: “He’s a great gentleman and a great reporter. And if that ain’t a minority, I don’t know one.'”

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~ by Anayah on November 10, 2006.

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