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Legendary journalist Mike Wallace dies

2012-04-09 03:53:01 GMT2012-04-09 11:53:01(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

FILE - This 1968 photo released by CBS shows "60 Minutes" correspondents Harry Reasoner, left, and Mike Wallace, right, with creator and producer Don Hewitt on the set in New York. Wallace, famed for his tough interviews on "60 Minutes," has died, Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was 93. (AP Photo/CBS Photo Archive)

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 1980 file photo, co-editor Mike Wallace, left, interviews composer Leonard Bernstein during taping of a part of CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," in New York, in a program set to air four days before a revival of the composer's "West Side Story" that opens on Broadway. Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo, File) NO SALES

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 1980 file photo, co-editor Mike Wallace, left, interviews composer Leonard Bernstein during taping of a part of CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," in New York, in a program set to air four days before a revival of the composer's "West Side Story" that opens on Broadway. Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo, File) NO SALES

Members of television's "60 Minutes" news program gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Nov. 10, 1993, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the popular show. From left are: Mike Wallace, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Steve Kroft, Ed Bradley, Leslie Stahl and executive producer Don Hewitt.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 1999 file photo, Barbara Walters and Mike Wallace pose for photographers before the start of a gala for The Museum of Television and Radio in New York. Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died. He was 93. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Journalist Mike Wallace speaks onstage at the 50th Annual New York Emmy Awards Gala on April 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

U.S. President Bill Clinton shares a laugh with Mike Wallace (L), host and interviewer on the CBS television show "60 Minutes", as the President appeared at a benefit for the Martha's Vineyard hospital held at Farm Neck Golf Club in the Martha's Vineyard town of Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, in this August 23, 1999 file photograph. Wallace, who earned a reputation as a tough interviewer on the network's "60 Minutes" show, died at the age of 93, the network said on April 8, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/Files

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career as a reporter on the celebrated news show "60 Minutes," died April 7, 2012. He was 93.

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