CBS is reporting that legendary newscaster, and Michigan Alum, Mike Wallace passed away this morning. RIP Mr. Wallace.
Semi OT: Mike Wallace Passes Away
Great fan, supporter, and alumnus of the University of Michigan. RIP Mike. You'll be missed.
Met him when I was at Michigan back, I believe, in 1993. Have a picture with him. Awesome guy, big Michigan fan.
I met hIm in 1993 as well. Shared a drink with him at Ashleys Pub... I will call it sharing a drink as we were the only 2 people at the bar at the time (I believe it was before 5pm). A very good friend of mine was the bartender at Ashleys for many years and i spent way too many nights drinking there, one of which happened to include sharing a drink with Mr. Wallace.
I believe he was in town working on a story for 60 minutes about cancer but my memory of that time is hazy and quick search didnt help. Anyway, great reporter and representitive of the university.
2 days after his commencement speech in A2. 1988 I think.
He ordered Wild Turkey 100 proof neat.
God Bless you Mike. RIP.
You don't have to be a Michigan fan to respect Mike Wallace. I loved his reporting, it's a shame they don't make them like him anymore.
Many,many years ago me and wife #1 were eating in a very crowded and popular San Diego seafood resturant. The kind where the tables are close enough together to be able to touch the table next to yours. Anyways...shortly after we were seated Mike Wallace and I think his producer from 60 Minutes sat down directly behind my ex so I could see & hear their conversation. About 10 minutes later a couple came in and was seated right next to Wallace. They were obviously on a first date (again...i could hear the entire conversation) and everything was going just fine until they both noticed they were sitting about two feet away from the lead dog on 60 Minutes and from that moment on their conversation basically stopped as both were nervous as hell. Wallace had no clue the effect his presence had on the date.... it was priceless.
RIP Mike. Go Blue.
Focusing in on another table's conversation...no wonder your wife #1 is your ex. Can't blame you, I would have done the same thing.
Trust me.....Mike Wallace and the first date conversations were WAY more interesting (and safer) than the alcoholic ex. And as evidenced by the fact that she's now recently gotten divorced (again) from husband #2 I'm not the only guy who felt that way.
What a great man and representative of the U-M, we seem to have many of them.
Hey Mgrowold, what restaurant were you referring to? Just curious.
I was trying to think of the name of it but it was mid 80's. I can describe it though. It was like a greenhouse with lots and lots of glass everywhere and two levels. The upper level was only about 5-6 steps up and the whole area was open (no obstruction walls). And like I said, the tables were small and close together.
At least that's the way it looked 25 years ago...........
Your avatar does not look like an alcoholic ex.
My avatar is wife #2. I got it right the second time around......
He was 93 years old, and what a 93 years it was too. He interviewed six or seven Presidents, several world leaders, many sports legends...countless others who made the headlines at one point or another. He really was a great journalist and a great supporter of Michigan. Condolences to his family and the CBS News family, where he spent nearly 50 years of his career.
Wow I had no idea he was that old. That makes his lucidity and career all the more impressive.
I remember him from 60 minutes of course but really remembered him in HBO's Mich/OSU rivalry and how he spoke and poked fun of OSU. RIP michigan man
Greatest interviewer that I have ever known, and the standard by which all investigative reporters should be measured.
Was not aware he was a Michigan alum until I checked his wiki page earlier today. Did not know that.
RIP Mike Wallace
He spoke at my graduation many years ago. What a great life he had. RIP.
I was very happy he spoke. I also remember that some of the ultra-liberal groups were against him being invited. Don't remember why, just something ridiculous. Great man, great life.
Didn't Wallace provide the voiceover in one of Michigan's in-game school promos a few years back?
I am a Mike Wallace fan. RIP
With filmmaker Ken Burns. Pre-luxury boxes, and sat just a couple of rows above me. I thought, "Aha; the next Ken Burns film -- College Football." Seeing those two guys together made it feel a little like a Harvard-Yale game.
The feature on Mike Wallace was breaking news plus, appropriately from his home network. Coincidentally, one of their scheduled features was on Michigan's Jim Abbott. Two grads who couldn't be more different but make Michigan immensely proud.
in one of the web articles about his life. It's the old journalist's creed:
"Comfort the afflicted. Afflict the comfortable."
He was a great one and always seemed happiest sticking it to people in power.