10 Questions for Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace, 87, honed his style in the 1950s on Night Beat, where the host, cigarette smoke swirling in the air, grilled the guest on a dimly lit set. In 1968, he joined a new show called 60 Minutes, and helped change TV journalism forever. He met with TIME's Jim Kelly to talk about his new book, Between You and Me, his interview style and his epitaph.

IF YOU WANTED TO THROW YOURSELF A HARD BALL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Well, I can think of a tough question, but I might not want to answer it. "Where did you go wrong?"


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