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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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Meggie24    

Thanks for years & years of honest, forthright, balanced and investigative journalism, Mike. Thoughts & prayers to his family and may he rest in peace.

894 days ago
17.

quezcotl    

Mike Wallace,Mitt Romney,Jenna Jameson,Kelsey Grammer and Robert Lusser are my role models.
Damn! :/
1 gone.

894 days ago
18.

Zoe     

Nasty, angry man full of bile.

894 days ago
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not surprised    

Mike was a true journalist whose wisdom and professionalism will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to his family. RIP

894 days ago
20.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Even though Farrakhan is a bloody idiot, he spoke truth in that answer about America's corruption and atrocities.

894 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

I just realized me and Mr. Wallace, use to share the same haircut. No wonder I'm so cool.

894 days ago
22.

Maverick    

One of the all-time greats.

894 days ago
23.

jebbard    

Great guy. Loved seeing him rake people over the coals on 60 Minutes. Sad to see him gone. God speed Mike.

894 days ago
24.

aston    

Sorry to hear this. I have tremendous respect for 60 Minutes, every journalist has a lot to learn from that program. Wallace was a legend.

894 days ago
25.

bunny    

He insulted Barbra Streisand. For that, he deserves every reward he's gained.

894 days ago
26.

charles    

R.I.P. Mike Wallace

894 days ago
27.

EMB    

Please let the Kardashians be next.

894 days ago
28.

Greygoose125    

Mike Wallace set the bar high and all journalists should aspire to his level of excellence. Since he retired from 60 Minutes, that show has not been the same. He has been and will continue to be missed - a class act.

894 days ago
29.

Sandra     

This man could dish out some mean journalism but when the tables were turned on him he did not like it!!

894 days ago
30.

Diego    

Wow, two clips that showed how out of touch Mike was to those he was interviewing. Farrakhan tore him a new arsehole and rightly so. It's time the US fixed it's own issues before trying to spread their madness around the world to cultures and societies which don't want them.

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