Philadel­phia fetes jour­nal­ist with mu­ral

The Maui News - - TODAY’S PEOPLE -

PHILADEL­PHIA — Ed Bradley, the award-win­ning tele­vi­sion jour­nal­ist who broke racial bar­ri­ers at CBS News, is be­ing hon­ored in his home­town of Philadel­phia with a mu­ral.

Mu­ral Arts Philadel­phia says it will ded­i­cate the work on Sat­ur­day in the west Philadel­phia neigh­bor­hood where Bradley grew up.

It was de­signed by artist Er­nel Martinez and de­picts the jour­nal­ist sur­rounded by im­ages from his ca­reer. School­child­ren helped paint the pan­els, which were cre­ated on squares of para­chute cloth.

Bradley died of leukemia in 2006 at age 65.

He cre­ated a dis­tinc­tive, pow­er­ful body of work dur­ing his 26 years on “60 Min­utes.”

In 1976 he be­came CBS’ first black White House cor­re­spon­dent.

He landed many mem­o­rable in­ter­views, in­clud­ing with Michael Jack­son and the only TV in­ter­view with Ok­la­homa City bomber Tim­o­thy McVeigh.

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