A CBS News spokeswoman said late Friday afternoon that 60 Minutes
correspondent Ed Bradley underwent successful coronary-bypass surgery in New
York at Mt. Sinai Medical Center April 29, but the medical procedure wasn't
disclosed to the media because "Ed is a very private person."
CBS finally announced it Friday because a Bradley piece on 60 Minutes
this Sunday will show Bradley interviewing a gun lobbyist-turned-anti-gun
activist, but the spoken "stand-up" segments between Bradley's interview will be
read by CBS' Bob Simon -- a situation strange enough that the network felt it had to
Bradley, 61, is expected to fully recover, his doctors said.
In a press statement, he said, "I'm feeling better every day and looking
forward to getting back to work."