Sunday, April 8, 2012

'60 Minute' Icon Mike Wallace Dead at 93

Broadcasting legend Mike Wallace has died, CBS News announced on Sunday. He was 93. After years of illness, Wallace died on Saturday night in a long-term care center in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was surrounded by family. 

Wallace, a veteran CBS journalist, was one of the original hosts and correspondents of "60 Minutes." He was a trailblazer, known for confronting his subjects and originating the news magazine format. His style became standard for television news. He joined "60 Minutes" at its inception in 1968, and retired at the age of 88 in 2006. He continued to do occasional interviews until 2008.

Mike Wallace was married four times. In 1986, he wed Mary Yates Wallace, the widow of his close friend and colleague Ted Yates, who had died in 1967. Besides his wife, Wallace is survived by his son, a stepdaughter, Pauline Dora, and stepson Eames Yates.

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