Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93

As reported by today's New York Times:

Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of the nation’s best-known broadcast journalists as an interrogator of the famous and infamous on “60 Minutes,” died on Saturday. He was 93.
On its Web site, CBS said Mr. Wallace died at a care facility in New Canaan, Conn., where he had lived in recent years. Mr. Wallace, who was outfitted with a pacemaker more than 20 years ago, had a long history of cardiac care and underwent triple bypass heart surgery in January 2008. source
Mr. Wallace (with Louis Lomax), famous for his intense interviewing style, introduced Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam to the broad American audience in 1959, in a segment titled, The Hate That Hate Produced. 

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