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Ed Bradley Quotes


Edward Rudolph "Ed" Bradley, Jr. was an American journalist, best known for twenty-six years of award-winning work on the CBS News television magazine 60 Minutes.
(1941 - 2006)

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And I always found that the harder I worked, the better my luck was, because I was prepared for that.
 

And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events.
 

Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have.
 

But you know, I always said that no one else on my block was on the radio, and it was fun.
 

I always felt more emotionally attached to Cambodia than I did to Vietnam.
 

I did anything that would get me on the air.
 

I had a lot of fun in Cambodia, much more so in Cambodia than Vietnam.
 

I had never been out covering a story, but boy, was that fun.
 

I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game.
 

I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio.
 

I made the decision to come back to New York, quit my job and move to Paris.
 

I stayed three weeks in Paris, fell in love with the city, and decided that I was born to live in Paris.
 

I taught sixth grade for three and a half years.
 

I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that's something I learned at an early age.
 

I would listen to how they told the story, to what elements they used, to how it sounded, and that's who I patterned myself after, the people who were on CBS News.
 

I'd watch my father get up at 5 o'clock and go down to the Eastern Market in Detroit to do the shopping for his restaurant, and get that business going and then go out on his vending machine business.
 

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic, worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
 

My uncle was a hero, Lewis Roundtree. He was not even related to me really, but he was always called my uncle. He was like a father to me. I was closer to him than I was my father.
 

Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you're raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me.
 

Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up, and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was not him sitting there at the anchor desk, but him out there doing things.
 


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