Sunday, April 8, 2012

In Appreciation: Mike Wallace 1918-2012

I will be very brief. He was one of us. In 1997 he disclosed his bouts with depression. As much as anything else, his going public brought out into the open a topic that had been considered taboo. He was a hero, one who lived by his ideal to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comforted. He was a role model, working into his late eighties, going-going-going. And he remains a legend, long to be remembered.

1 comment:

Edward Stephenson said...

Mr. Wallace was a "Pro" in every sense of the word. His objective was always the truth. He never settled for a "token" interview; the bottom line had to be as true as the opening sentence.
I especially enjoyed his interview of Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The interview gave way to a mutually enjoyable experience for both men, and I believe it was one of Wallace's best works.
We need a new Mike Wallace.