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Mike Wallace Obits (Video)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 8, 2012 at 11:58AM

When someone like Mike Wallace dies, you feel the loss. That's because the CBS "60 Minutes" newsman, who died at 93 after a long illness, fearlessly practiced a level of rigorous stand-up journalism that rarely exists anymore.
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Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace

When someone like Mike Wallace dies, you feel the loss.

That's because the CBS "60 Minutes" newsman, who died at 93 after a long illness, fearlessly practiced a level of rigorous stand-up journalism that rarely exists anymore. Few institutions--even "60 Minutes" itself, which keeps on ticking, still compelling and watchable every Sunday-- are willing to fight the power the way Wallace did, week after week, year after year, decade after decade. 

He will be missed. Who else is as well-researched and demanding? You tell me. Next to him folks like Keith Olbermann look like featherweights. 

Here's an excellent A.P. obit. And the BBC. And a CBS News video. UPDATE: And an archive of Wallace interviews.

This article is related to: Obit, Television, TV, TV News


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