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Breaking News: Mike Wallace is dead (1918-2012).

by Rodan ( 5 Comments › )
Filed under Breaking News, Media, Special Report at April 8th, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Broadcast legend and 60 Minutes interviewer Mike Wallace is dead. He reportedly died in his sleep.

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make “60 Minutes” the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93.

Wallace died Saturday night, CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco said.

Until he was slowed by heart surgery as he neared his 90th birthday in 2008, Wallace continued making news, doing “60 Minutes” interviews with such subjects as Jack Kevorkian and Roger Clemens. He had promised to still do occasional reports when he announced his retirement as a regular correspondent in March 2006.

Wallace said then that he had long vowed to retire “when my toes turn up” and “they’re just beginning to curl a trifle. … It’s become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren’t quite what they used to be.”

Among his later contributions, after bowing out as a regular, was a May 2007 profile of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and an interview with Kevorkian, the assisted suicide doctor released from prison in June 2007 who died June 3, 2011, at age 83.

His son Chris Wallace is a senior anchor at Fox News. RIP Mile Wallace, you are a legend!



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5 Responses to “Breaking News: Mike Wallace is dead (1918-2012).”
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  1. Speranza
    2 | April 8, 2012 3:19 pm

    He used to slander Israel repeatedly on 60 Minutes. I am very sorry that he died, that’s about all. R.I.P.

  2. Speranza
    3 | April 8, 2012 3:20 pm

    He died in his sleep, I hope we all go that way when our time comes at at 94 too!

  3. John Difool
    4 | April 8, 2012 3:33 pm

    At least Mike wasn’t as repugnant as his fellow old guard comrade at CBS, Walter Commiekite was.

  4. 5 | April 10, 2012 7:03 pm

    His kissing up to Arafat and the other Jew haters was very annoying.@ Speranza:

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