In his swaggering glory days as a 60 Minutes star of stars, it was sometimes said that the mere mention of Mike Wallace’s name could strike fear in the hearts of resolute men and women. Seven years after Wallace’s death at 93, his life and career as one of America’s most accomplished and celebrated journalists are being examined in the new documentary, Mike Wallace Is Here. The film, by Los Angeles-based documentarian Avi Belkin, raises chewy questions about the legendary newsman’s legacy and whether he played a role in sowing the seeds of today’s untrammeled information landscape.
The New York State Broadcasters Association announced the addition of six inductees into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place in New York City on Nov. 1. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am honored to announce the Class of 2012,” said David Donovan, president of […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wallace turned and blew a kiss to a giant portrait of his father, “60 Minutes” journalist Mike Wallace, after memorializing him Tuesday as “the best journalist I have ever known.” The Fox News anchor also told of when his father tried to steal an interview from him and paused when […]
Until he was slowed by heart surgery as he neared his 90th birthday in 2008, Wallace continued making news, doing 60 Minutes interviews with such subjects as Jack Kevorkian and Roger Clemens. He had promised to still do occasional reports when he announced his retirement as a regular correspondent in March 2006. He died Saturday night.