Picks and Pans Review: Ed Bradley

updated 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Other than his own 60 Minutes, Bradley consistently catches only one TV show a week: Hill Street Blues. On the big screen, he was warmed by The Big Chill. Of the alienated teen flick Purple Haze, he says, "I walked out." He delighted in William Least Heat Moon's literary travelogue Blue Highways. "He explored and talked to a lot of people," says Bradley. "That's what I do." John le Carré's The Little Drummer Girl disappointed him. "It introduced all these great characters and then followed with 100 pages of nothingness." The music-loving newsman's special album is Jimmy Buffett's One Particular Harbour. But then Bradley occasionally plays tambourine with Buffett's band.

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