CBS News to air tribute to Mike Wallace on April 15
LOS ANGELES, CALIF: According to CBS executives [announced via statement] they have intentions of airing a tribute to remember the late Mike Wallace on April 15th. The television station says that they want to preserve and remember the hard hitting, respected, journalism Wallace portrayed throughout his career that lasted 6 decades.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we mark the passing of Mike Wallace. His extraordinary contribution as a broadcaster is immeasurable and he has been a force within the television industry throughout its existence. His loss will be felt by all of us at CBS, said Leslie Moonves,” president and CEO, CBS Corporation
“All of us at CBS News and particularly at 60 MINUTES owe so much to Mike. Without him and his iconic style, there probably wouldn’t be a 60 MINUTES. There simply hasn’t been another broadcast journalist with that much talent. It almost didn’t matter what stories he was covering, you just wanted to hear what he would ask next. Around CBS he was the same infectious, funny and ferocious person as he was on TV. We loved him and we will miss him very much,” said Jeff Fager, chairman CBSNews and executive producer of 60 MINUTES.
A special program dedicated to Wallace will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES next Sunday, April 15.