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Veteran Newsman Mike Wallace Dead at 93

Sun., Apr. 8, 2012 1:01 PM EDT
by Jana Hicks

(CNN) — Mike Wallace, who spent more than four decades as a hard-hitting, provocative news correspondent on “60 Minutes,”has died CBS reported Sunday. He was 93.

He anchored the “CBS Morning News With Mike Wallace” and covered most of the major news stories of the 1960s, including several assignments to Vietnam, according to the “60 Minutes” website.

He was with “60 Minutes” when it debuted on September 24, 1968. In 2006, he became a correspondent emeritus and stopped appearing regularly.

In 2008, Wallace underwent successful triple-bypass heart surgery.

“Mike Wallace is a legend in the news business,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper, a contributor to “60 Minutes,” has said.

Tough, hardworking, he’d go anywhere to get the story,” Cooper said. “If I could have half the career Mike Wallace had, I would consider myself a very lucky man.”

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  • Terri

    I enjoyed watching his reporting.  My condolences and prayers to his family.