mike wallace http://michiganradio.org en A home where journalists dream, Mike Wallace's legacy lives on http://michiganradio.org/post/home-where-journalists-dream-mike-wallaces-legacy-lives <p>Everybody knows Mike Wallace was one of the best journalists of his time &ndash; and his time spanned a half-century.</p><p>But he also had a great love for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he wrote for the <em>Michigan Daily,</em> and got his first taste of broadcasting. Back then, that meant the student radio station.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Sadly, Michigan&rsquo;s department of journalism was cut in 1979.&nbsp; But it was survived by something called the Michigan Journalism Fellows &ndash; a program that brings a dozen mid-career journalists to Michigan&rsquo;s campus for a year to give them a fresh start. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:00:33 +0000 John U. Bacon 7025 at http://michiganradio.org A home where journalists dream, Mike Wallace's legacy lives on The story of Mike Wallace as told by his colleagues at CBS http://michiganradio.org/post/story-mike-wallace-told-his-colleagues-cbs <p>There have been many remembrances of indefatigable newsman and U of M alum Mike Wallace in the last 24 hours.</p><p>Seymour Hersh writes about being scooped by Wallace in the <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/04/scooped-by-mike-wallace.html">New Yorker</a> (&quot;The Old Man had shown me his moves, and taken my candy away.&quot;)</p><p><a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/04/mike-wallaces-greatest-hits/50881/">The Atlantic </a>has posted links to his &quot;greatest hits.&quot;</p><p>And reporter David Folkenflik put together this Mike Wallace remembrance on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/08/150236176/veteran-newsman-mike-wallace-of-60-minutes-dead">NPR</a>. Folkenflik reports on some of the criticisms leveled at Wallace.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;The problem became this,&quot; Wallace said. &quot;We became a caricature of ourselves. We were after light, and it began to look as though we were after heat.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>But who can remember Wallace best, but his colleagues at CBS News?</p><p>Watch below as Morley Safer remembers Wallace with his report, and as Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer is clearly moved.</p><p>In the report, Wallace admits to trying to take his own life, and shows how he never held any interest in retirement.</p><blockquote><p>But as the specter of retirement bore down, Mike fought it with customary defiance.</p><p>Safer: &quot;Did you feel like it&#39;s time to maybe pack it in and reflect?&quot;</p><p>Wallace: &quot;Reflect about what? Give me a break. Reflect. What am I going to reflect about?&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The last thought in the report came from Wallace...</p><p><em>&quot;[It&#39;s] astonishing what you learn, and feel, and see along the way. And that&#39;s why a reporter&#39;s job, as you know, it such a joy.&quot;</em></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykX3X1omhnU</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 15:49:06 +0000 Mark Brush 6962 at http://michiganradio.org The story of Mike Wallace as told by his colleagues at CBS Commentary: Remembering Mike Wallace http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-remembering-mike-wallace <p>I first met Mike Wallace 23 years ago, when I became a regional screener for the Livingston Awards, the biggest-deal prize there is for young journalists. Naturally, like every other baby boomer, I didn&rsquo;t remember a time when Mike Wallace was not part of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:53:03 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6961 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: Remembering Mike Wallace The late Mike Wallace enjoyed his ties to the University of Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/late-mike-wallace-enjoyed-his-ties-university-michigan <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) &mdash; Three-quarters of a century after Mike Wallace graduated from the University of Michigan, his name and his contributions live on at the Ann Arbor school.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The veteran CBS newsman died Saturday in New Canaan, Conn., at age 93.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Wallace came to Michigan from Brookline, Mass. He reported for the student-run newspaper The Michigan Daily and did radio work as well, graduating in 1939.</span></p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:35:27 +0000 The Associated Press 6955 at http://michiganradio.org The late Mike Wallace enjoyed his ties to the University of Michigan Mike Wallace, legendary broadcast journalist and U of M alumnus, dies http://michiganradio.org/post/mike-wallace-legendary-broadcast-journalist-and-u-m-alumnus-dies <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; A spokesman says <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57410999/remembering-mike-wallace-1918-2012/?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel">CBS newsman Mike Wallace</a>, famed for his tough interviews on &quot;60 Minutes,&quot; has died. He was 93.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco says Wallace died Saturday night.</span></p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:57:42 +0000 The Associated Press & Steve Carmody 6952 at http://michiganradio.org Mike Wallace, legendary broadcast journalist and U of M alumnus, dies