Thursday, November 09, 2006

Farewell to a Friend

Today America, and the world, lost Ed Bradley, a fine human being, an investigative reporter with an uncanny, and unerring sense of purpose, and insight who was gifted not merely in seeing, but in asking the right questions. His was a life, and voice, that won't soon be forgotten. There was only one Ed Bradley; he was a prince among men.

I did not know Ed, but, like you, and the millions of other viewers with whom he shared a living room, every Sunday night, on the news show "Sixty Minutes," I came to see him as a friend. And, this, finally, was his greatest gift, that he could find a way to connect, to stimulate, and to ignite a spark just bright enough to inspire each, and every one, of us to find our own peculiar truth.