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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,...

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