’60 Minutes’ Host Mike Wallace Has Died at 93 [Tribute Video]
Veteran TV news anchor Mike Wallace, who was with “60 Minutes” for 38 seasons, died Saturday. He was 93.
Wallace’s health had been failing for the past several years. He underwent triple bypass surgery in 2008. He’d stepped down from”60 Minutes” two years earlier, but returned every once in a while to do interviews.
Colleague Morley Safer wrote a tribute for CBS, saying that 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.”
Watch a video version of Morley Safer’s tribute to Mike Wallace: