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Old April 8th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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We'll forever miss his insightful reporting, such as this landmark piece:



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I knew you were going to repost that before I even opened the thread.
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Lot of truth in that report which shows just how far we have gone downhill in the last 50 years.



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Wallace interviewed many controversial figures.



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Wish there was more of this one....



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I knew you were going to repost that before I even opened the thread.


This was his masterpiece. You know it, I know it, hell, even the homosexualists and their apologists know it.
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We'll forever miss his insightful reporting, such as this landmark piece:



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And yet of all Wallace's reports perhaps none is more important, more perceptive or more prophetic than this one.
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How true. He was at the top of his game with his courageous fight for civil rights for African-Americans and as much as a left wing libby as he was, he never refuted this early benchmark piece of his.
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He was a good journalist.





Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer



CBS News on Sunday morning put in motion its plans to honor Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who died on Saturday night. He was 93.



The network said it would acknowledge Mr. Wallace’s death on “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, and then dedicate a special edition of the program to Mr. Wallace in one week, on April 15. (While a tribute to Mr. Wallace has been ready for some time now — he has been ill for several years — CBS executives saw no compelling reason to rush it onto television on Easter Sunday.)



As one of the original correspondents and hosts of “60 Minutes,” which was started in 1968, Mr. Wallace helped to establish the television newsmagazine format. “Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a ’60 Minutes,’” Jeff Fager, the executive producer of the program, said in a statement Sunday morning.



CBS announced Mr. Wallace’s death on “CBS Sunday Morning,” then showed a prepared obituary on “Face the Nation,” its Sunday morning public affairs program. The host of “Face the Nation,” Bob Schieffer, said that Mr. Wallace was “one of the real pioneers in television journalism.”



There were no immediate announcements about funeral or memorial plans.
On Sunday, colleagues and competitors alike remembered Mr. Wallace for inspiring a generation of journalists with confrontational interviews and creative television news story-telling.



“It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace,” Leslie Moonves, the chief executive of CBS Corporation, said in a statement. “His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence. His loss will be felt by all of us at CBS.”

In an essay for CBS News, Morley Safer, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, recounted his colleague’s career thusly:

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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.

He asked the Ayatollah Khoumeini if he were crazy.

He traveled with Martin Luther King (whom Wallace called his hero). He grappled with Louis Farrakhan.

And he interviewed Malcolm X shortly before his assassination.
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A former colleague, Dan Rather, released a statement that described Mr. Wallace as “the heart and soul of ’60 Minutes.’” Mr. Rather, now of the cable channel HDNet, was a part-time correspondent for “60 Minutes” for many years.



“He helped change American television news,” Mr. Rather said. “Among the ways that this change was for the better: TV news became more investigative, more aggressive and relevant.”



Mr. Fager said in his statement Sunday morning, “It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what he would ask next.”



He added, “We loved him and we will miss him very much.”



Mr. Wallace entered semi-retirement in 2006, but returned to “60 Minutes” for interviews with Mitt Romney, Jack Kevorkian and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He last appeared on “60 Minutes” in January 2008, when he had an exclusive interview with Roger Clemens, a baseball legend who had been accused of steroid use.



Weeks after the interview was shown, Mr. Wallace underwent a triple bypass surgery. He was noticeably absent in January when CBS held a memorial service for another legendary “60 Minutes” figure, Andy Rooney, who died in November at age 92.



In a recent interview, Mr. Wallace’s son Chris, who is the anchor of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox, said that his father “is 93 and showing it for the first time.”



“He’s in a facility in Connecticut. Physically, he’s okay. Mentally, he’s not,” Chris Wallace said. “He still recognizes me and knows who I am, but he’s uneven. The interesting thing is, he never mentions ’60 Minutes.’ It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if that part of his memory is completely gone. The only thing he really talks about is family — me, my kids, my grandkids, his great-grandchildren. There’s a lesson there. This is a man who had a fabulous career and for whom work always came first. Now he can’t even remember it.”



Competitors of CBS paused on Sunday morning to praise Mr. Wallace, who was well-known within the tight-knit television news industry.



“Mike’s tough questioning inspired generations of journalists,” the ABC News president Ben Sherwood said in a statement.



“His unique style compelled you to sit forward and take notice of everything he put on the air,” the NBC News president Steve Capus said.



“He will always be in the pantheon of greats in television and journalism,” the Fox News chairman Roger Ailes said in a telephone interview on Fox News....



By way of explaining his work, Mike Wallace once told an interviewer, “In the best of all possible worlds, everybody would be honorable, but that’s not the way the world works. Reputations for reporters are made by discovering things underneath that rock.”



In interviews after he retired, he said he would want his epitaph to read, “Tough But Fair.”



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Some of his more famous interviews:



Mike Wallace’s Interviews: Henry Kissinger to Roger Clemens (Video)

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Over a career of revealing interviews, Mike Wallace sat down with some of the most famous figures of our times. From the 1950s until nearly the very end of his life, Wallace was known as an interviewer who explored uncharted territory with his subjects, getting them to expose themselves in front of the camera like no other newsman. Here are some of his best interviews.



1. Frank Lloyd Wright – 1957??

In the 1950s on his show The Mike Wallace Interview, Wallace went one-on-one with a variety of distinguished subjects, including an elderly Frank Lloyd Wright. In an interview recorded in two parts at the beginning and end of September 1957, Wallace interrogating the master architect on his art, his politics, and his religion.




2. Henry Kissinger – 1958??

The year after he spoke with Wright, Wallace sat down with a young Henry Kissinger, then an upstart advocate for nuclear deterrence and later Secretary of State under President Richard M. Nixon. At the time, Kissinger was associate director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard, and Wallace prodded Kissinger into putting the jargon of the Cold War into laymen’s terms.




3. Ayn Rand – 1959??

Wallace got to the source of Objectivism, “a new and unusual philosophy which would seem to strike at the very roots of our society,” in an interview with little known Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand. The author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead spoke about her philosophy, describing it as a rational and moral approach to the achievement of happiness.



4. Malcolm X – 1964

??A year before the activist’s death, Wallace spoke with Malcolm X about the Nation of Islam and his position as a leader in the black Muslim community. In the interview, X spoke about the possibility of threats on his life as he spoke out against Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad, saying, “I probably am a dead man already.”



5. Maria Callas – 1974??

As the world renowned soprano’s voice failed later in her career, Wallace walked the diva through her storied career. Callas spoke candidly about her life and loves, from her relationship with her mother to her affair with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. "What is at the center of your life today, Madame Callas?" Wallace inquired.



6. General William C. Westmoreland??

Wallace interviewed General William Westmoreland as part of a CBS documentary on Vietnam. Westmoreland eventually brought a $120 million libel lawsuit against CBS for the way he was portrayed in the special. But he dropped the suit in 1985.



7. Louis Farrakhan – 1996

?When Mike Wallace called Nigeria the most corrupt nation in the world in a 1996 interview with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader went off. “America should keep her mouth shut,” Farrakhan said, listing America’s abuses of African-Americans and Native Americans, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. “You should be quiet when it comes to moral condemnation,” Farrakhan said.



8. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – 2009??

In 2009, Wallace traveled to Tehran for a rare interview with Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Things got heated when the two discussed the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah. “Are you the representative of the Zionist regime? Or a journalist?” Ahmadinejad asked. When Wallace answered that he was a journalist, Ahmadinejad said, “This is not journalism, sir.”




9. Barbra Streisand – 1991??

In the 1990s, Wallace had a famously harsh interview with Barbra Streisand, during which, she cried. He told her, “I really didn’t like you back then, thirty years ago.” He also called the singer “totally self-absorbed” and questioned her use of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.



10. Roger Clemens – 2008??

Wallace scored the first interview with Roger Clemens after a report claimed that the baseball star had used performance-enhancing drugs. He told Clemens that it seemed “impossible” that he could “still throw a ball and compete” without the use of the drugs. The interview aired in 2008, and it proved to be his last when he suffered a series of health problems later that year.



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How true. He was at the top of his game with his courageous fight for civil rights for African-Americans and as much as a left wing libby as he was, he never refuted this early benchmark piece of his.


Yes he did.
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How true. He was at the top of his game with his courageous fight for civil rights for African-Americans and as much as a left wing libby as he was, he never refuted this early benchmark piece of his.


Did you know that when you give yourself an "up vote," everybody knows that? It's OK that you are so impressed with your posts. Some would call that "pride."
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Being a good journalist doesn't preclude one from making mistakes or having bias or prejudice in one's personal life. No one is perfect. I personally liked his contributions to the field, even if I thought he was a douche bag on occasion. Which I did. That is the nature of his being of a different generation than I am from.
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How true. He was at the top of his game with his courageous fight for civil rights for African-Americans and as much as a left wing libby as he was, he never refuted this early benchmark piece of his.


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Here is Wallace's interview with Khomeini. That would have been something to watch when it happened. It was said that Wallace was more of an interrogator.



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Here is Wallace's interview with Khomeini. That would have been something to watch when it happened. It was said that Wallace was more of an interrogator.



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One can only speculate as to whether Khomeini and Wallace discussed the looming threat of homosexuality off-camera.
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Being a good journalist doesn't preclude one from making mistakes or having bias or prejudice in one's personal life. No one is perfect. I personally liked his contributions to the field, even if I thought he was a douche bag on occasion. Which I did. That is the nature of his being of a different generation than I am from.




Thanks for revealing your bias towards people who are older than you.



How could they possibly know better just because they have more experience of life than you?
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Here is Wallace's interview with Khomeini. That would have been something to watch when it happened. It was said that Wallace was more of an interrogator.



http://mideasti.blog...interviews.html



http://www.cbsnews.c...ch/?id=7266922n


One can only speculate as to whether Khomeini and Wallace discussed the looming threat of homosexuality off-camera.


Many do not need to speculate that you have a deep hatred of homosexuals. They already know it.
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