At a time when many yearn for a stern voice in the media to confront corruption, it is with a heavy heart that the world says goodbye to 60 Minutes interviewer Mike Wallace.
After a long illness, the icon passed away last night at the age of 93 surrounded by family.
“All of us at CBS News and particularly at 60 Minutes owe so much to Mike,” Jeff Fager, CBS News chairman, said in a statement of his own. “Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a 60 Minutes. There simply hasn’t been another broadcast journalist with that much talent. It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what he would ask next. Around CBS he was the same infectious, funny and ferocious person as he was on TV. We loved him and we will miss him very much.”
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