Legendary Journalist and CBS 60 Minutes Icon Mike Wallace Dies At 93 [VIDEO]
Today the journalism guilt lost a legend in the face of the 60 Minutes correspondent, Mike Wallace who died at the age of 93. Wallace passed away on Saturday, April 7 surrounded by his family.
CBS News issued a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS Corporation, “His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence. His loss will be felt by all of us at CBS.”
Wallace will be remember for using his signature reporting and probing on major domestic and international issues. His career includes a long standing list of famous people who sat across from Wallace answering his tough questions.
During his career as a journalist, Wallace won 21 Emmy Awards, 5 DuPont-Columbia Journalism Awards and 5 Peabody Awards.
In 2008 Wallace retired from TV journalism but continued to make regular appearances on 60 Minutes.
Some of his most memorable interviews include interrogating John Erlichman during the Watergate Scandal, interviewing Ayatollah Khomeini, during the Iranian hostage crisis and many more.
On April 15th, CBS 60 Minutes will a special program dedicated to Wallace and his work.
Watch clips of the best interviews done Mike Wallace!