The As­so­ci­ated Press Philadel­phia fetes home­town jour­nal­ist Ed Bradley with mu­ral

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - OBITUARIES -

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.

JAC­QUE­LINE LARMA — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

A pedes­trian walks past a mu­ral of jour­nal­ist Ed Bradley, Wed­nes­day in Philadel­phia. The mu­ral, by artist Er­nel Martinez, is in the Bel­mont neigh­bor­hood of west Philadel­phia where Bradley grew up. A free pub­lic ded­i­ca­tion of the mu­ral is sched­uled for...

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