In Memory of Mike Wallace

Here is a collection of more than 50 Mike Wallace interviews.  From Salvador Dali to Eleanor Roosevelt. (click on image to watch the videos)

From the University of Texas School of Information:

Mike Wallace rose to prominence in 1956 with the New York City television interview program, Night-Beat, which soon developed into the nationally televised prime-time program, The Mike Wallace Interview. Well prepared with extensive research, Wallace asked probing questions of guests framed in tight close-ups. The result was a series of compelling and revealing interviews with some of the most interesting and important people of the day.

The Mike Wallace Interview ran from 1957 to 1960, but the Ransom Center collection includes interviews from only 1957 and 1958. In the early 1960s, Mr. Wallace donated to the Ransom Center kinescopes of these programs and related materials, including his prepared questions, research material, and correspondence.

In 2009, Mike Wallace interviewed Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  Click on the image to watch the story.

You may be shocked by this video–a commercial for cigarettes delivered by one of the most respected newsmen of our time.

Bill O’Reilley said Mike Wallace is the reason he got into broadcasting.

Mike Wallace anchors a special report called “The Homosexuals” in 1967.

The Mike Wallace 1964 interview with Malcolm X.

The Thurgood Marshall Interview

Detailed bio from Museum of Broadcast Communications.

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