|Also Known As:
Myron Leon Wallace
||Died: || April 7, 2012
|Born: || May 9, 1918
||Cause of Death: ||
|| Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
commentator, news anchor, TV host, investigative journalist, news editor, news writer, actor
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Worked as a radio news writer, broadcaster and actor for the radio branch of <i>The Chicago Sun</i>
Was a news reporter for WMAQ in Chicago
Served as a news feature and entertainment reporter for the CBS TV network
Hosted the short-lived CBS game show "Guess Again"
Co-hosted (with Buff Cobb) the 15-minute program featuring the "man and woman on the street" titled "All Around the Town"
Co-hosted (with Buff Cobb) the 45-minute CBS celebrity interview show "Mike and Buff"
Hosted the CBS game show "I'll Buy That"
Hosted the short-lived ABC game show "What's in a Word"
Hosted the ABC game show "Who's the Boss?"
First association with CBS ended
Hosted the NBC game show "The Big Surprise"; replaced Jack Berry for the show's second season
Hosted the CBS game show "The $100,000 Big Surprise"
Appeared as a panelist on the game show "Nothing But the Truth," precursor to "To Tell the Truth" (CBS)
Hosted the news and interview program "Night Beat"
Hosted the ABC interview series "The Mike Wallace Interview"
Hosted the short-lived NBC game show "Who Pays?"
Renewed association with CBS; hosted and narrated the CBS documentary series "Biography"
Reported events happening in Vietnam
Named a CBS news correspondent
Traveled to Vietnam on several occasions to cover the Vietnam War first-hand
Served as co-editor and co-anchor of CBS news program "60 Minutes"
Broadcast work exposed to considerable criticism and scrutiny after his CBS documentary on Gen. William Westmoreland aired; trial eventually showed that how Wallace's work was altered by producers; case settled without Wallace having to testify
Suffered serious bouts of depression throughout the 1980s
Wrote and hosted the CBS compilation retrospective "Mike Wallace, Then and Now, a CBS News Special"
Anchored the CBS news panel discussion program "Whose Side Are You On?"
Announced he would no longer be a regular contributor on "60 Minutes" (CBS), though continued to do occasional reports
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Brookline High School:
Brookline , Massachusetts
University of Michigan:
Ann Arbor , Michigan
"The kind of fellow who might attend a high school prom shod in spikes." --Anonymous description of Wallace given in the article, "Inside 60 Minutes" from TV Guide, November 6, 1993.
He is the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award.
Recipient also of the Robert E. Sherwood Award
Wallace was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award given by the University of Southern California School of Journalism.
Wallace received a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism in the category of international broadcasting in 1989.
He was elected a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, in November 1975.
Wallace was awarded a doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, from the University of Massachusetts in May 1987.
Wallace has received honorary doctorate of law degrees from the University of Michigan (1987) and the University of Pennsylvania (1989).
Received the Carr Van Anda Award from Ohio University
Honored by Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications for his lifetime contributions to TV and radio in September 1989.
Inductee, Television Hall of Fame, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Norma Kapham. Divorced.
Buff Cobb. Divorced.
Lorraine Wallace. Divorced.
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