Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Star Interviewer, Dies at 93


Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Star Interviewer, Dies at 93
by Darius Kadivar

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, has died aged 93. Best remembered by Iranians for his controversial interviews of the Shah of Iran (Related News Here)

(Source: persianrealm.com)

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This is a clip from a documentary titled "Crisis in Iran" by the History Channel with Mike Wallace

60 Minutes interviewer Mike Wallace dies (bbc)

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on US news programme 60 Minutes over four decades, has died aged 93.

A spokesperson for CBS said he died on Saturday and had been in declining health in recent years.

Wallace was one of the original hosts of 60 Minutes when it began in 1968.

He went on to interview the likes of Martin Luther King, John F Kennedy, Malcolm X and Yasser Arafat before announcing his retirement in 2006.

However he still continued to do the occaisional report for the show, including interviewing Jack Kevorkian - the US doctor who claimed to have assisted more than 100 suicides - in 2007.

"He was one of the great pioneers in journalism," anchor Bob Schieffer said during CBS's morning news programme. "We are all going to miss him."

In almost 40 years on 60 Minutes, Wallace worked on some 800 investigative reports.


Known for spending hours preparing for interviews, he was famed for his sceptical follow-up questioning.

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.

CBS's Morley Safer paid tribute to the newsman, saying: "Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

Wallace is survived by his wife, Mary, son Chris and stepdaughter and stepson, Pauline and Eames.

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by Shemirani on

Will not miss this very  fake human rights lover ! We wonder why all this bullshiters kept their mouth shut just after the bloody revolution and for decades ...was human rights issue solve with the Shah's departure ? 


Republican:"and then I hope that his death will help us really understand that Shah is dead, so is monarchism", 

 In a logical way (of yours) we would say  Iran's Republic is nothing but a miscarriage ( or a still born infant ) !

 In 33 years of Iran's Republic , we only experienced blood&hate believe me or not  It doesn't make it really trustful and attractive ! (all we see and hear for you (Republicans in general) it's insults and criticism of the past regime (fair enough) but that's it !!!!!!! nothing else to offer ?!!!) You have tones to do to gain in popularity, after the Alien your camp bringed for us !


Mohammad Ala

Being rude ... there were many foreign correspondents....

by Mohammad Ala on

The age of 93 is something to cherish.  I do not think I can live to see it. 

I listened to his interviews too and like many foreign correspondents, yes, he was rude.  I guess being rude to other nationals has become a norm to Western correspondents, whereas they would not dare to be rude to their own leaders.  Without mentioning any names, those who were rude to Western leaders were replaced.

He developed a purposefully brash style deliberately meant to infuriate and, consequently, contrived to elicit an angry response from whomever he was interrogating. He was brash, arrogant and condescending and I certainly hope no new journalist emulates his style.

Republican جمهوریخواه

Thanks Mr. Kadivar......

by Republican جمهوریخواه on



This is a precious blog and everything..........I don't want to live that long.......and then I hope that his death will help us really understand that Shah is dead, so is monarchism (not to be confused with filthy Pahlavism)..........and if I may add...........somewhere deep down in my heart I wish our Majesty would've received Mike's signal when he brought up the CIA's psychological profile thing............His Majesty could've made some corrective actions then.................never mind, it's all gone................

Now let's talk about real stuff like Easter Bunny................

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

I remember

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


his incredibly rude and insulting behavior in interview of Shah. It is what I think of when anyone says Mike Wallace. 


Wallace, I won't miss his biased anti-iran interviews

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

Wallace practically fell on the floor for Khomeini out of insincere respect for a man that would institute the worst torture regime in Iranian History, all while he as totally disrespectful and disingenuous in interviewing the late shah (who was totally opposed to torturing, even against terrorists that committed tortures on Iranians)  On Tortures, the late shah said on the interview with wallace that (physical tortures had existed in the very distant past, but that they had been stopped a long time ago).  Lots of things happened in Iran before the late shah assumed power, and some while he was young against his aims, police stations were not the safest place to go and his majesty helped change that, everything the shah touched pointed to improving human rights, improving progress and bringing in peace and beauty.

Wallace did a very poor job of highlighting the truth about the shah & Iranians fell Hard for the lies delivered using expert propaganda techniques of Wallace and others, the truth was that the shah was totally opposed to violence and had created one of the greatest periods of peace, progress and human rights for Iranians in over a millenia.  The reason Wallace wanted to present the shah as a person that allowed tortures, which he never did, was because of America's desire to topple the shah and replace his government by one that would achieve the USA's #1 Goal, which the usa would achieve by either... bringing extremism to power (which it did) or...  an opposition that would be able to achieve the USA's #1 Goal, ****** to repress and contain the development of Iran which the shah's team had achieved in full opposition to the aims of and with written objections by the USA/UK/France Governments (as well as stated by the Club of Rome, which included top US and European Universities).  Yet the Shah and his team courageously pushed forward despite the usa/uk/france wishing to Africanize Iran and stop her from being free.  

Wallaces Manpulations had the intention to harm Iranians, by harming the institution that gave Iranians Freedom and all the protection that comes with Freedom and he along with many others traitors within Iran succeeded in undermining the Shah-han-shahi Institution, sadly. Let us never forget what those who interests wallace represented and defended, the so-called democracies of the world (where democracy is not found to a large degree) have been up to for over two centuries and with the full knowledge of the world and with total impunity to justice.  From ww1 and ww2 to korea, vietnam and now this //rt.com/news/cia-poland-prison-mcgovern-003/