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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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61.

Matt    

Again ?

835 days ago
62.

Cujeaux    

60 Minutes was never the same without him. Now we're left with amateur hour reporters like Lara
Logan who gets to flirt with the good looking men she interviews in her tight sweater sets and that annoying, fake British/Swedish? accent. She must think it's sooo sexy. Since the Arab spring debacle they'll never be able to get rid of her.

835 days ago
63.

john    

Rot in hell you bitter old freaken liberal!

835 days ago
64.

End Horse Slaughter    

Is that Yentl

835 days ago
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tcidda    

Not many left like Mike Wallace.RIP Mr. Wallace
Farrakhan is a FRAUD.If likes Africa so much he can take his butt back on a one way ticket and Sharpton and Jackson can go to.

835 days ago
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mom in midwest    

RIP Mr. Wallace, a real man from the greatest generation. Very few of them left.

834 days ago
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michael k.    

What a class act Mike Wallace was....he was the most down to earth reporter, who left no stone unturned when reporting any story and he treated everyone with dignity and good humor. Im glad he lived a long life..you will be missed.

834 days ago
68.

Wes Harrington    

You know your show TMZ would be much more entertaining if you got rid of the Silly narrartor and changed things up. I think it discourages many from viewing just because of his obnoxious voice. It kind of like do you enjoy litening to brian Godfried

834 days ago
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Janet Becraft    

Mike Wallace was a great CBS Journalist for 60 Minutes and his legacy will never die it will live forever for his memory.
RIP Mike Wallace.

834 days ago
70.

Lynda    

One of the biggest psychopathic liars of all the millionaire TV talking heads. The man was a paid liar with a huge superiority complex.
It amazes me that anyone would think this man is "great" or a "legend" just because he was paid millions to lie to us.

834 days ago
71.

Lynda    

One of the most vapid, egoists of TV talking heads. The man was a psychopath and a paid liar.
It amazes me that anyone would think this man is "great" or a "legend" just because he was paid millions to lie to us.

834 days ago
72.

Gary Webb    

Good riddance. THese media types are sick and twisted pedophiles. He will burn forever.

834 days ago
73.

myopinion    

RIP Mike Wallace you lived a nice long life.

834 days ago
74.

Chioke Hassan    

Dear TMZ
He will be missed. He is in a better place along friends like Walter Cronkite,Harry Reasner,Don Hewitt, Ed Bradley,and Andy Rooney. Charles Karult.

832 days ago
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