Mike Wallace, longtime correspondent for CBS' "60 Minutes," has died at the age of 93, the network reported on Sunday, April 8.
Wallace died Saturday night "peacefully surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in New Caanan, Connecticut, where he spent the past few years," CBS said in a statement.
Known for his tough brand of reporting and interviewing, Wallace "took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as 'nosy and insistent,'" the network added.
The list of interviewees was long and included seven U.S. presidents, celebrities and international political players such as Ayatollah Khomeini, Deng Xiaoping and Moammar Gadhafi.
A tribute episode dedicated to Wallace will be broadcast on "60 Minutes" April 15, CBS said.
by RTT Staff Writer
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