Intrepid Business Traveler and Investigative Reporter Mike Wallace Dies

By Paul Riegler on 8 April 2012
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Investigative reporter and business traveler Mike Wallace, who was one of the original correspondents for the groundbreaking newsmagazine 60 Minutes when it started in 1968, has died.

Mr. Wallace traveled the world interviewing world leaders and those with a certain degree of notoriety for four decades, visiting many dozens of cities in the U.S. and abroad each year.

He retired from 60 Minutes in 2006 but continued to make appearances on the show until 2008.

Mr. Wallace, who was born in 1918, died on April 7, surrounded by members of his family.  His death, appropriately enough, was announced on the CBS news program Face the Nation by host Bob Scheiffer.

“For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers,” CBS News said on its Web site. “Wallace took to heart the old reporter’s pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. He characterized himself as ‘nosy and insistent.”

(Pictured: Mike Wallace with Harry Reasoner in a publicity photo from 60 Minutes’ premiere in 1968)

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