The great Mike Wallace, who long hosted “60 Minutes,” one of the most popular and enduring television series in history, passed away last night. He was 93.
I don’t talk about “60 Minutes” much, but I watch it every Sunday and have for decades. Mike Wallace’s investigative pieces were the reason I got hooked on the show.
He was the first man producer Don Hewitt hired for the show in 1968 and he remained with the series non-stop and full-time until 2006.
I wish I could find embeds for more of Wallace’s “gotcha” stories. Most of them were fascinating and some of them were hilarious. Presumably “60 Minutes” will dust those segments off when it airs a tribute to the man next Sunday.