Mike Wallace dies

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Submitted by Marcus on Sun, 2012-04-08 17:44

Legendary interviewer of Ayn Rand died aged 93. One of the original hosts of 60 Minutes when it began in 1968, he interviwed the likes of Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Malcolm X and Yasser Arafat and of course, Ayn Rand.

He interviewed every US president since John F Kennedy - except George W Bush - and dozens of other world leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Khomeini and Deng Xiaoping.

A host of celebrities were also subjects including Janis Joplin, Hugh Hefner, Tina Turner, Salvador Dali and Barbra Streisand.

60 Minutes interviewer Mike Wallace dies

Mike Wallace, even though your politics may have been dodgy, thanks for the Ayn Rand memories, one of your best interviews ever.

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Call me thick...

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...but it was only about a year ago that I realised that Chris Wallace who hosts Fox Sunday was Mike Wallace's son.

And it accounts for his far more measured interview technique.

Having lived a long productive life...

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...it doesn't seem that all the smoking hurt him much.

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