Mike Wallace: Death of an Icon | Consortiumnews

By Danny SchechterMike Wallace lived a long life and became one of America’s best-known non-anchor news stars, someone who broke countless stories and whose appearances frequently stirred controversies. The picture in the New York Times obit showed his wall of Emmys — I am sure he had a museum full — all thanks to his relentless drive and unlimited energy.Later in life, Wallace would acknowledge that he was a manic depressive, but it was that manic part that pushed him to interview a who’s who of who was and to expose endless bad guys often with gimmicky confrontational interviews that showcased his considerable talents for decades on “60 Minutes,” America’s most watched news magazine.

via Mike Wallace: Death of an Icon | Consortiumnews.

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