Mike Wallace (Hardcover)
|Author: Peter Rader|
|The untold story of how the world''s most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut on "60 Minutes" that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news.|
From the Publisher:
In his four decades as the front man for 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace earned the distinction of being one of the most aggressive, self-assured and unflinching journalists in the business. His unrivalled career includes interviews with every major newsmaker of the late 20th century, from Martin Luther King to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.||Yet behind this intimidating facade, he was deeply depressed and haunted by demons that have plagued him since childhood and nearly drove him to suicide. In fact, Mike was so self-conscious that he had serious doubts about taking his career from radio into television. Having began his career announcing game and quiz shows, dabbling here and there in acting jobs and performing in television commercials, it was only after a devastating personal tragedy in his mid 40’s, that Mike turned his attention exclusively to televised news.||Within one decade he became the most talked about newsman in America. Mike Wallace is Here tells the untold story of how the world’s most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news.