3 items from 2012
Mike Wallace has died, aged 93. The legendary Us newscaster's death was announced by Charles Osgood on CBS Sunday Morning. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Wallace had a six-decade career as a TV presenter, newscaster, broadcaster, quiz show host and radio announcer. He was one of the original correspondents on CBS's long-running series 60 Minutes, and was known for his hard-hitting interviews. Wallace began hosting late night interview shows in the 1950s before fronting Biography in the 1960s. He became a CBS news presenter in 1963, and hosted the network's morning news show until 1966. He was known for interviewing high-profile guests including Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Yasir Arafat and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Wallace was at the heart of a controversial interview with General William Westmoreland (more) »
- By Tom Eames
Pioneering 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace, who spent four decades on the venerable CBS newsmagazine, has died. He was 94.
Wallace, who was one of 60 Minutes‘ original correspondents when it debuted in 1968, retired in 2006 but still contributed to the program. His final appearance came in 2008 when he interviewed baseball legend and accused steroid-user Roger Clemens.
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- Michael Ausiello
CBS just announced that legendary newsman Mike Wallace, a founding correspondent on 60 Minutes has died. He was 93. Charles Osgood disclosed the news on CBS Sunday Morning. The 60 Minutes web site said Wallace died last night, surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn., where he spent the past few years. Wallace was well known for his hard-hitting interviews but he began his career as a radio announcer and quiz show host. In the 1950s he began to host late night TV interview shows and in the 1960s a weekly interview show, Biography. He worked for CBS News from 1951 to 1955, and became a correspondent in 1963 hosting the network’s morning news show to 1966. His reputation as a newsman was forged on 60 Minutes where he interviewed presidents and newsmakers including Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Yasir Arafat and Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was best known for his willingness to ask bold and direct questions. »
- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
3 items from 2012
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