The Washington Post reports that Mike Walace has died.
Mike Wallace didn’t interview people. He interrogated them. He cross-examined them. Sometimes he eviscerated them.
His reputation was so fearsome that it was often said that the scariest words in the English language were “Mike Wallace is here to see you.”
He retired as a regular correspondent in 2006, but continued to work after that, interviewing Mitt Romney, Roger Klemens, and Jack Kevorkian in 2007. Wallace was the first reporter hired when the “60 minutes” staff was first put together in 1968.