Journalism loses a giant
This weekend CBS News lost a pioneer whose interviews were as rich and powerful as his personality. “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace died yesterday morning at the age of 93. The joy exuded from Mike Wallace during his years as a journalist linked reporter and show together in an inseparable bond of first-class investigative journalism. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with Poynter Institute Senior Faculty, Jill Geisler, about Wallace’s lasting impact on the world of journalism.
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