Mike Wallace Quotes (50 quotes)
Full quotation: "The person I'm interviewing has not been subpoenaed. He's in charge of himself, and he lives with his subject matter every day. All I'm armed with is research."
“As I approach my 88th birthday, it's become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren't quite what they used to be. The prospect of long flights to wherever in search of whatever are not quite as appealing.”
As quoted in: Newsweek, Volume 147, Issues 10-17, 2006, p. 68
“Covering Richard Nixon's triumphant run in 1968 turned out to be my last major assignment as a general correspondent for CBS News. In September of that year, '60 Minutes' made its debut and I began the best, the most fulfilling job a reporter could imagine.”
Between You and Me by Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates, p. 24 - ISBN: 9780786888436
“Even though Jack Kennedy and I were about the same age and lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same elementary school, our paths seldom crossed during the years he lived in Brookline. I'm sure that in time, I would have gotten to know him better if he hadn't moved away.”
Between You and Me by Mike Wallace and Gary Paul Gates, p. 9 - ISBN: 9780786888436
As quoted in: Time, Volume 166, 2005, p. 2
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMike Wallace
Born: May 9, 1918
Died: April 7, 2012 (aged 93)
Bio: Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was an American journalist, game show host, actor and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS' 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968.
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