Jul 12 2017

PAINTING EVENT FOR PHILADELPHIA MURAL IN HONOR OF THE LATE “60 MINUTES” CORRESPONDENT ED BRADLEY HELD AT THE BROADCAST CENTER

In May, Mural Arts Philadelphia announced that they would be honoring 60 MINUTES correspondent Ed Bradley, the legendary journalist and Philadelphia native, with a mural in the West Philadelphia neighborhood where he was raised. CBS 3 (KYW) Philadelphia and CBS Corporation have been working on the honorary mural for almost two years. On Tuesday, June 20, with the assistance of CBS News and WCBS-TV, 30 students, teachers and parents, including students from Ed Bradley’s elementary school, were brought to the Broadcast Center in N.Y. to participate in a painting event with the 60 MINUTES/CBS News staff, including Jeff Fager, Steve Capus, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and others. CBS EVP and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Josie Thomas was on hand to welcome the group. Also joining the event were Ed Bradley’s widow Patricia Blanchet, Ernel Martinez, the artist who designed the mural, and Leroy McCarthy, the initiator of the mural project.

For a recap of the day, go to: http://cbsloc.al/2s0JiHH

 

{l-r}: Lesley Stahl, Josie Thomas, mural artist Ernel Martinez, Jeff Fager, Jane Golden of Mural Arts Philadelphia, Bill Whitaker and Melanie Roy, from KYW Newsradio Philadelphia and president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, all at the first official public painting day for the Ed Bradley mural

 

Patricia Blanchet, Ed Bradley’s widow, joining Jeff Fager and the 60 MINUTES staff

 

Kim Godwin, Senior Broadcast Producer, CBS Evening News, giving the Philadelphia students a behind-the-scenes look at Studio 57