[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H. Res. 1084 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 1084

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                      December 6, 2006.
Whereas Edward R. Bradley was born on June 22, 1941, in Philadelphia 
Whereas he graduated in 1964 with a degree in education from Cheyney State 
Whereas he taught during the day at William B. Mann Elementary in Philadelphia 
        and spent his evenings working at local radio station WDAS for free;
Whereas in 1965, when riots broke out in Philadelphia, Ed Bradley, lacking 
        recording equipment, covered the riots from a neighborhood pay phone;
Whereas Ed Bradley's coverage of the Philadelphia riots earned him a full time 
        paid position with WDAS;
Whereas Ed Bradley was hired in 1967 as a reporter for WCBS radio in New York;
Whereas in 1968 he was the only African American on air at WCBS, or at any New 
        York City radio station;
Whereas he joined CBS News in 1971 as a stringer in its Paris bureau, covering 
        the Paris Peace talks, and remained with CBS News for 35 years;
Whereas he was transferred in 1972 to CBS Saigon bureau to cover the Vietnam War 
        and while covering the War in Cambodia was injured by a mortar round;
Whereas he covered Jimmy Carter's campaign in 1976 and served as a CBS news 
        floor correspondent for coverage of the Democratic and Republican 
        National Conventions;
Whereas he became the first African American White House correspondent for CBS 
        news from 1976 to 1978;
Whereas in 1981 Ed Bradley joined 60 Minutes as an on-air correspondent and 
        remained with 60 Minutes for 26 years;
Whereas in 2000, Ed Bradley was the only television journalist granted an 
        interview with condemned Oklahoma City Bomber, Timothy McVeigh, which 
        earned him an Emmy award;
Whereas Ed Bradley received numerous awards of distinction for his in-depth 
        reporting and coverage, including 20 Emmy awards, Lew Klein Excellence 
        in the Media Award (2006), Paul White Award (2000), Damon Runyon Award 
        (2003), Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award (1995), and a Lifetime 
        Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Journalists 
        (2005); and
Whereas in addition to invaluable contributions to journalism, Ed Bradley's 
        reporting also spurred social activism and change with his report on 
        AIDS in Africa, ``Death by Denial'', which helped influence the 
        pharmaceutical industry into discounting and donating AIDS drugs to 
        Africa: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes and honors the contributions of Edward R. Bradley as 
        an award winning American journalist; and
            (2) expresses its deepest condolences upon his death to his wife, 
        Patricia Blanchet, surviving family members, and friends.