Monday, April 9, 2012

Mike Wallace dies at 93

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace died on Saturday evening, CBS announced on Sunday. He was 93.

Wallace was on the founding staff of "60 Minutes" and was instantly known for his tough interviews. He worked almost 40 years on "60 Minutes," and had done 800 reports, won 21 Emmys and developed a relentless on-air style that often was more interrogation than interview.

Wallace also drew criticism for his go-for-the-throat style and the theatrics that sometimes accompanied it. He also became caught up in a $120 million libel suit that resulted in no judgment against him or CBS but triggered a case of depression that led him to attempt suicide.

He died at a care facility in New Haven, Conn., with his family at his side, Bob Schieffer announced Sunday morning on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Source: MSNBC

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