Legendary CBS Newsman Mike Wallace Dead at 93
Legendary broadcast journalist and ewsman Mike Wallace has died. He was 93. Wallace died Saturday night at a care facility in Connecticut, where he has resided forided for last few years. Wallace began his 60-year news career in Chicago in the 1940s, first as radio news writer for the Cho Sun and then as reporter for WMAQ. He started at CBS in 1951 and continued his "60 Minutes" reports as regular correspondeent until his retirement in March, 2006.
Wallace had been slowed by heart surgery in 2008, and continued submitting "60 Minutes" interviews even though he said, "It's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quitt they used to be."
Wallace's "extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within within the television industry throughout its existence," said CBS Corp. President/CEO Leslie Moonves in a statement Sunday.
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