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Veteran journalist Mike Wallace dead at 93

04-10-2012 10:49 BJT

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Veteran American journalist Mike Wallace spent 4 decades as a hard-hitting provocative news correspondent for the American news magazine program "60 Minutes." The 93-year-old passed away on Saturday. CCTV's Nina Edwards takes a look at the career of this broadcasting legend.

No one conducted an interview quite like Mike Wallace. He was aggressive and hard-hitting.

For 28 seasons Mike Wallace was on 60 minutes every Sunday, a program that became the most influential primetime news program in American TV history.

Wallace's work covered more than a half a century of American history. Interviews with a lengthy list of notables, just about every significant newsmaker of his time in 1986, Wallace interviewed the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. And in 2000, Wallace interviewed third generation of Chinese leaders, Jiang Zemin on Sino-US relations.

Mike Wallace, Co-Editor 60 MINUTES, and CBS NEWS Correspondent is
pictured in this 2001 CBS photograph. Wallace, who earned a
reputation as a tough interviewer on the network's "60 Minutes" show,
died at the age of 93, the network said on April 8, 2012.

Wallace once told a reporter the interview he wanted most, but never got, was with Pope John Paul II. He covered most of the great stories of the '60s, including the Vietnam War.

60 minutes, a program that would create much of the legacy Wallace leaves behind. In 2006, Wallace stepped away from 60 minutes and fulltime reporting. He was 87 years old. And he leaves behind a body of work that raised the bar and set a standard in a way few, if any of his peers, will ever match.

Following his death on April 7th, 2012, flowers are placed on
journalist Mike Wallace's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on
April 9, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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