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Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV
Mike Wallace: The archetype for watchdog journalism on TV

I was in the CNN green room in Washington Sunday when I heard about the death of pioneering CBS newsman Mike Wallace at 93 Sunday. Being a live show, host Howie Kurtz and the CNN team scrapped the planned opening and went with a segment on Wallace that I was part of. I will post that video here as soon as CNN makes it available. UPDATE (2:25 p.m): The video from CNN's "Reliable Sources" has been added at end of this post. But here's what I think matters most about Wallace, who I was lucky enough to interview over the years. First, he is the archetype for watchdog journalism on TV. He and his legendary executive producer Don Hewitt, adapted that important role to TV...

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