SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of broadcaster Mike Wallace, who died Saturday at the age of 93. Best known for his work on 60 Minutes, Wallace had already been in broadcasting for decades when the show debuted in 1968. He developed his distinctive interview style on a popular New York television show called Night Beat, and went on to head The Mike Wallace Interview.
Over his 60-year career in broadcasting, Wallace received 21 Emmy Awards, five Peabody Awards, five DuPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, and in 2003, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists presented Wallace and the entire 60 Minutes team with the AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Award in Broadcasting.
Wallace will be a presence deeply missed within the broadcast community. He was a pioneer in his field; his journalistic style informed a generation of television news people after him. SAG-AFTRA extends condolences to his family and colleagues, who will remember him as he wished to be remembered: “Tough, but fair.”
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