CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93, with video of key interviews
Tampa Bay - almost 5 years
Early on Easter Sunday, the world learned that bulldog 60 Minutes investigative reporter Mike Wallace died the night before, at age 93, surrounded by family and leaving a tremendous legacy as a fearless pursuer of great interview and investigative "gets."
In a media world where too many hosts try to be pals with their subject, Myron Leon Wallace was famous for his willingness to anger an interview subject or look like a pushy know-it-all to pull reactions from celebrities and subjects viewers had never seen before.
Considered one of the quintessential investigative journalists, he started as a talk show host and pitchman who had to renounce appearing in commercials to get his journalism work on the air.
And as great a journalist as he was, he also popularized the "ambush" interview, where subjects are surprised by the reporter and a camera, producing the image of a tough reporter questioning an invariably defensive person.
CBS has produced a comprehensive look back at Wallace'
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