CBS News veteran Mike Wallace dead at 93

Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-08 11:01:17-04

(CBS News) – Legendary journalist Mike Wallace has died at age 93, according to CBS News.

Wallace was a star interviewer on the Tiffany Network’s “60 Minutes” news magazine show for decades.

Morley Safer, one of Wallace’s colleagues, reflected on his contributions to television and numerous interviews over the years Sunday morning on

“For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers. His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here.

Wallace took to heart the old reporter’s pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as “nosy and insistent.”

So insistent, there were very few 20th century icons who didn’t submit to a Mike Wallace interview. He lectured Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, on corruption. He lectured Yassir Arafat on violence.”

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