Between You and Me: A Memoir

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Hachette Books, Oct 25, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
At the age of 87, Mike Wallace is a legendary figure in broadcast journalism. Now, after 60 years of reporting on important events around the world, he shares his personal stories about the incredible range of celebrities, newsmakers, criminals, and world leaders who have subjected themselves to his unique brand of questioning.Through Wallace's intimate observations about these figures, we experience afresh the pivotal events that have shaped our world. Here, we meet the guilt-racked Secret Service agent assigned to John F. Kennedy's car in Dallas. We learn about the candid moment when President Nixon revealed an unexpected softer side. We witness the underpinnings of the century's greatest social movement through Wallace's eyes as he manages to earn the trust of major civil rights leaders, and we see the trauma Wallace experienced while covering the conflict in Israel. These off-camera anecdotes and fascinating excerpts from Wallace's interviews- with everyone from Eleanor Roosevelt to all the presidents of the last half century, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Johnny Carson, from Margaret Sanger to Malcom X-give us a new perspective on some of the greatest lives and minds of our time.With a reporter's eye for detail, Wallace mingles laughter, tragedy, and revelatory insight in a memoir unlike any other. For anyone who's ever wondered what it's like to make history for a living, this is a must-read.

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The 60 Minutes warhorse, now 87, recounts his most memorable interviews.Wallace again teams up with Gates, his collaborator on the 1984 memoir Close Encounters, for this look back at an impressive 60 ... Read full review

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Presidents, celebrities, con men, and social activists are the focus of this insightful and thoughtful memoir by venerable 60 Minutes journalist Wallace and collaborator Gates. Unlike Wallace's 1984 ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Mike Wallace has been coeditor of 60 Minutes, CBS's seminal news magazine, since its premiere in 1968. The 2004-5 season marks his 37th on the broadcast. He has won innumerable awards for his work and been inducted into the TV Hall of Fame.

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