Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mike Wallace Retires

Mike Wallace iconic veteran newsman has made the anouncment of his planned retirement. Wallace along with the 60 Minutes television program he helped launch, has been a media institution in this country for decades. Like many of his contemporaries Wallace started out doing odd hosting jobs for his network, including work on various game shows before becoming a newscaster. His late 50's prime time program The Mike Wallace Interview was noted for getting the guest no one else could, a talent its host would continue to demonstrate for nearly fifty years. Wallace become particularly endeared to many Mormons after the 'hard hitting' reporters 1996 interview of Church President Gordon B. Hinckley came across as very fair if not laudatory. Mike Wallace turns 88 years old this May.


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