Nana also told me that one of the most difficult things about getting older is that people you have known and respected all your life die. And when they pass you feel you'll never see the likes of them again.
Mr. Mike Wallace passed on this weekend at the age of 93. He spent 68 years in radio and television, 38 of those years on 60 Minutes.
His good friend Morley Safer said - " For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers. His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here."
Mr. Mike Wallace believed a good journalist should - Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable
I loved Mike most when he would look at the person he was interviewing with an incredulous expression and simply ask “Why?” His direct stare would never waver and he would allow no wiggle room.
He told reporters late in his life that if he could write his own epigraph, it would read, "Tough But Fair."
Peaceful Journey Mr. Mike Wallace