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Mike Wallace Biography

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

“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
  • BA, University of Michigan, 1939
  • 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?