News Legend Mike Wallace Dies At 93

April 8, 2012 12:00 AM

News Legend Mike Wallace Dies At 93
" NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — For 40-years, Mike Wallace’s tough style was a hallmark of 60-minutes, his interviews were legendary. Today he is being remembered as a fierce newsman and a pioneer in broadcast journalism.

Wallace died on Saturday night at a care facility in Connecticut.

Before Wallace became a 60 Minutes legend he was known for doing commercials and variety shows during the 1940′s and 50′s.

Audiences got their first view of Wallace’s hard-hitting side in “Night Beat”. Then, in 1968 CBS producer Don Hewitt recruited him to co-host 60 Minutes.

“I felt, my god, you have enough time, you have enough money to do what you  want, you’re working with first-rate producers.  It was heaven-sent,” said Wallace.

Wallace turned 60 Minutes into a must-see program with his hard-hitting interview style "

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