‘60 Minutes’ Star Mike Wallace Dies

    ** FILE ** Television news journalist Mike Wallace attends the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala in this Jan. 15, 2008, file photo in New York. Wallace was recovering from triple heart bypass surgery that was performed last week, CBS News said Tuesday, Jan. 29.  Wallace, who turns 90 this spring, is already walking following the surgery Friday to bypass blockages near his heart. Doctors are calling the operation "a great success," the network said. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

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    CBS News announced that Mike Wallace, star journalist and pioneer of the newsmagazine show 60 Minutes, died Saturday night. He was 93. Wallace was a tough interviewer who started on staff on the program when it began in 1968. He was known for spending hours preparing for interviews, tough follow-up questions, and ambush interviews with crooks. A CBS News correspondent said Wallace considered himself “nosy and insistent.” He retired in 2006, but did occasional interviews, including with Mitt Romney, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Roger Clemens.

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