CBS News Correspondent Mike Wallace Passes Away
The 93-year-old was known for his tough interviews. He hosted '60 Minutes' for 38 seasons. Video by fox47news.comvideo
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace has passed away at the age of 93. Wallace was known for his tough interviews - the legendary newsman, famous for his relentless and probing questioning, made a huge mark on broadcast journalism.
He was even respected by most of the people who sat down for interviews with him, never knowing what to expect. Wallace began his broadcast career on radio in the 1940s and made the move to TV in the early 1950s.
His big break was to become the first hire of producer Don Hewitt when he was putting together the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, which went on to become the most successful news program for decades.
He hosted the program for 38 seasons until he retired as a regular correspondent in 2006. Over his long career, he interviewed presidents and dictators, actors and artists. He covered the war in Vietnam, and sat down with Nixon aide watergat scandal.
Wallace died last night at a care facility in New Canaan, Connnecticut.