Last updated on: 5/2/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Wallace Biography

Title:
Late Correspondent Emeritus and Co-founder of CBS' 60 Minutes
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“I believe every human being has the right to choose to end their own unnecessary suffering.”

“Mike Wallace Takes the Heat,” Swarthmore College Bulletin, June 1999

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Correspondent Emeritus, Correspondent, and Co-founder, CBS’ 60 Minutes, 1968-Apr. 9, 2012
  • Recipient of 20 Emmy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003
  • Recipient, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
  • Recipient, three George Foster Peabody Awards
  • Anchor, CBS Morning News, 1963-1966
  • First joined CBS in 1951, left in 1955, and returned to CBS in 1963
  • Former News Reporter, WMAQ Chicago
  • Former radio news writer and broadcaster, Chicago Sun
Education:
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1939
Other:
  • Died Apr. 9, 2012
  • Broadcast a report on Dr. Jack Kevorkian with videotape footage of the doctor injecting lethal drugs into Thomas Youk, a Lou Gehrig’s Disease sufferer
Quoted in:
  1. Did Dr. Jack Kevorkian Ethically Serve the Best Interests of His Patients?