01:13 AM EDT 04/14/2013
Originally posted 04/08/2012 11:20AM
Mike Wallace, the legendary newsman who hosted 60 Minutes for nearly half a century and interviewed some of the most high-profile subjects of his day, has died, CBS reports.
He was 93.
One of broadcast television's fiercest, most aggressive interviewers, Wallace was one of the founding hosts of 60 Minutes, television's most popular newsmagazine show.
Bob Scheiffer, host of CBS News's Face the Nation said Wallace died following a long illness Saturday night in New Haven, Connecticut, surrounded by family, the New York Times reports.
Originally posted 01/29/2008 01:00PM
Veteran CBS newsman Mike Wallace is recovering from triple heart-bypass surgery performed Friday, his network announced Tuesday.
Wallace, 89, is already walking after the operation, which the semi-retired 60 Minutes correspondent's physicians are calling "a great success," CBS tells the Associated Press.
Heart-bypass surgery generally requires a recovery period of six weeks.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 08/11/2004 08:00AM
APPREHENDED: 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace, 86, was handcuffed and driven to a Manhattan police station Tuesday night after arguing with city inspectors over where his driver had parked (or, presumably, double-parked) while he was in Luke's restaurant, reports WCBS-TV. The Taxi and Limousine Commission said Wallace became "overly assertive and disrespectful" and interfered with the inspectors, at one point lunging at one of them after being told not to give the guys any lip. Wallace reportedly replied, "I'm not giving any lip." But the newsman was handcuffed – as onlookers booed the manhandling – and taken to the 19th precinct station, where he was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and later released. CBS said in a statement that Wallace was at home and that more information would be released if it became available.
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