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*JR*
Apr 8th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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April 8, 2012 10:26 AM

Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012

By Morley Safer (his longtime 60 Minutes colleague, BTW)

(CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers. His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here. Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as "nosy and insistent."

So insistent, there were very few 20th century icons who didn't submit to a Mike Wallace interview. He lectured Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, on corruption. He lectured Yassir Arafat on violence. He asked the Ayatollah Khoumeini if he were crazy.

He traveled with Martin Luther King (whom Wallace called his hero). He grappled with Louis Farrakhan. And he interviewed Malcolm X shortly before his assassination.

He was no stranger to the White House, interviewing his friends the Reagans . . . John F. Kennedy . . . Lyndon Johnson . . . Jimmy Carter. Even Eleanor Roosevelt.

Plus all those remarkable characters: Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Carson, Luciano Pavarotti, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Salvador Dali, Barbra Streisand. His take-no-prisoners style became so famous he even spoofed it with comedian Jack Benny.

Full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57410999/remembering-mike-wallace-1918-2012

JN
Apr 8th, 2012, 03:33 PM
R.I.P. Mr. Wallace

Sammo
Apr 8th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Did he really do all that? How did he avoid getting killed? :eek:

AjdeNate!
Apr 8th, 2012, 04:33 PM
A true legend!

mykarma
Apr 8th, 2012, 05:11 PM
A true legend!

Bless him and his family.

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 8th, 2012, 08:27 PM
RIP Mike :)

His interviews were what really made 60 Minutes must see tv in it's prime...IMO

edificio
Apr 9th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Oh goodness. I didn't see the news today. Well, RIP. When I was a child/teen, my family watched 60 Minutes every Sunday.

Rocketta
Apr 9th, 2012, 01:25 AM
R.I.P. Mr. Wallace. :sad:

Infiniti2001
Apr 9th, 2012, 02:21 AM
There are not many real journalists left :( RIP Mike Wallace , say hi to your pals Ed Bradley and Andy Rooney :sad:

AjdeNate!
Apr 9th, 2012, 02:33 AM
There are not many real journalists left ...

So true!

King Halep
Apr 9th, 2012, 08:15 AM
copying and pasting from twitter passes as journalism these days

Super Dave
Apr 9th, 2012, 12:37 PM
60 Minutes was a staple in our house growing up...one of my dad's favorite shows. My daughter has actually developed an interest in it because it's pre-empted Amazing Race when sporting events run long :lol:

RIP! :sad:

McPie
Apr 9th, 2012, 12:51 PM
goodbye :awww:

*JR*
Apr 9th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Slideshow:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-18560_162-10011901.html

darrinbaker00
Apr 9th, 2012, 05:15 PM
The most dreaded words in corporate and political America: "Mike Wallace is here to see you, sir."

There are not many real journalists left :( RIP Mike Wallace , say hi to your pals Ed Bradley and Andy Rooney :sad:

Don't forget Tim Russert.

King Halep
Apr 9th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Tim Russert is legend. Used to watch meet the press

Bijoux0021
Apr 9th, 2012, 08:03 PM
There are not many real journalists left :( RIP Mike Wallace , say hi to your pals Ed Bradley and Andy Rooney :sad:
Sad but true.

R.I.P., Mr. Wallace.

You were amazing.

Infiniti2001
Apr 10th, 2012, 12:50 AM
The most dreaded words in corporate and political America: "Mike Wallace is here to see you, sir."



Don't forget Tim Russert.

His 60 Minutes buddies :p