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Mike Wallace

Dead at 93

4/8/2012 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Mike Wallace dies at 93.
Mike Wallace -- who spent 38 years with "60 Minutes" before retiring in 2006 -- has died, CBS News announced today. He was 93.

Bob Scheiffer, the host of "Face the Nation," announced his passing on CBS this morning, saying that Wallace died on Saturday night in New Haven, CT alongside his family.

Wallace had been in declining health in recent years.

His last interview for CBS was with retired baseball star Roger Clemens, which aired in January 2008.

Wallace was the first person hired by legendary CBS producer Don Hewitt when he was putting together the staff for "60 Minutes." He won 21 Emmy awards, five DuPont-Columbia journalism awards, and five Peabody awards.

Wallace never had a problem confronting his guests, perhaps best evidenced by two of his more famous interviews -- with Barbra Streisand in 1991 and Louis Farrakhan in 2005 (see below).






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miz    

93 is a good run. RIP.

742 days ago
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The Evil Puppy    

Such a shame! At least he lived a long life.

742 days ago
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Salvatore    

RIP, Mr. Wallace, you were a wonderful anchor, newsman and journalist.

742 days ago
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Tigers Wood    

It's sad how the hospitals keep these people alive and in very poor health. I'm sure he suffered many long years, just because the system wants to milk the insurance companies for money. My mom is in poor health at 96 and hurts everyday, but the hospitals will do everything they can to keep her living. Daily hospital bill is around $10k and then more if they put her in ICU. My sisters insist that they keep her alive even though they can't communicate with her.

742 days ago
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Criss    

I still wish I lived in a time where if someone died under the age of 120, everyone else would think that they went too soon.

742 days ago
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dd    

Great man!

742 days ago
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moxie    

God's speed Mike. Really enjoyed watching you, and now your son, Chris. Chris and family, sorry for your loss.

742 days ago
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mebrat24    

They don't make newsmen like this any more. Now all they do is read a script.

742 days ago
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Typicalwhitewoman    

I wish I knew where this Commie bastard was buried, because I'd piss on his grave. He and the rest of the lame stream media are killing America.

PRAVDA - By Dianna C. Cotter:

"Today there is no American news outlet factually covering the illegal actions of the sitting President of the United States in context.

Nor is there one consistently exposing the laws his administration has flagrantly broken, though this corruption now demonstrably permeates every level of the federal system."

742 days ago
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Johnnyt    

If there is a TV Journalist Hall of Fame Mike will
be at the top of the list for shaping public opinion
and excellence in reporting. RIP

742 days ago
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Kooper    

Journalist Mike Wallace Died at 93, Famil Statement and last photo revealed here

http://is.gd/UVpuKB

742 days ago
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jenna    

class guy in an era gone. below this article is kim trashidian, assault from smashmouth guy and the situation from the jersey skank show-shows where our country is going-in the toilet. rip mike wallace

742 days ago
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Rock Singer    

All aspiring reporters should use Mike Wallace as the template for reporting in a fair an ethical manner...You know you made it as a crook if Mike showed up and shoved a microphone in your face and you ended up on 60 minutes......RIP Mike you showed 'em how it's done.

742 days ago
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ApoloKreedEatsFriedRiceOnAnyGivenSunday    

RIP good Sir

my favourite interviewer ever

742 days ago
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SallyChi    

Mike walked into the sharks cage. He asked the tough questions and stood toe to toe with the best. Loved him.

742 days ago
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