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A Great American Newsman by tucsonmike on 12 November 2006 6:18am
 
Yesterday, one of my favorite newspeople, Ed Bradley from 60 Minutes died.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Bradley

The consumate skilled reporter and gentleman. He will be missed.
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by Ellerd on 12 November 2006 6:34am
 
Australia is mourning the death of actress Belinda Emmett. She died yesterday morning after a long cancer battle. She was only 32.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Emmett

Despite her illness, she always managed to put on a brave face in public.
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by kazzzz on 12 November 2006 6:41am
 
Ohh Ellerd I was just about to post that! It's just so sad :(
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by capman on 12 November 2006 11:56am
 
Jack Polance passed away on friday which is sad too
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by Spursfan on 12 November 2006 5:40pm
 
Also Diane Coupland, who was the Mum in Bless This House with Sid James, and also recently appeared in Eastenders and Casualty.

 
Re: A Great American Newsman by tucsonmike on 12 November 2006 11:27pm
 
It seems to have been one of those weeks.:(
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by tucsonmike on 13 November 2006 3:27am
 
Tonight 60 minutes did a tribute about him. It was very touching. He had many friends and he was an interesting man. I grew up with him reporting from Vietnam and remember when he was hit by shrapnel. I remember many of his 500 interviews.
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by intrepid on 13 November 2006 12:28pm
 
On the other hand, former Grand Old President Gerald Ford is now the oldest living former President, beating the sturdy likes of John Adams, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan.
Always kind of liked that guy. Even if he was a care-taker President, he was, in the words of my dyed-in-the-wool Democratic politics professor, "a damned-good care taker President."
 
Re: A Great American Newsman by tucsonmike on 14 November 2006 1:46am
 
Yes Gerald Ford is very much a decent human being dropped into a major mess. Those elected in 2008 are choosing to have a mess.
 



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