I’m a “60 Minutes” fan and watch every Sunday night, but the show hasn’t been the same since Wallace retired. And now his death has triggered a host of memories of the interviews he did over the years. Nobody put a “guest” in the hot seat like he did. From politicians and corporate types to mobsters and celebrities, he asked all the questions I wanted to ask but would never have had the nerve.
I think my favorite was the Streisand interview.
I was squirming in my living room during that one, but it was compelling television.
Wallace was a newsman, and he always tried to get at the truth. Not a bad legacy.