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Mike Wallace, '60 Minutes' interrogator, dies

 


NEW YORK — "Mike Wallace is here to see you."

The "60 Minutes" journalist's reputation as a pitiless inquisitor was so fearsome that it was often said that those were the most dreaded words in the English language, capable of reducing an interview subject to a shaking, sweating mess.

Wallace, who won his 21st and final Emmy Award at 89, died Saturday in the New Canaan, Conn., care facility where he had lived the last few years of his life. He was 93.

AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file

Television news journalist Mike Wallace at the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Aw...



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