Veteran newsman—and expert eviscerator—Mike Wallace has died at 93. I remember him making mincemeat of his subjects (reducing Barbra Streisand to tears!) and needling pal Nancy Reagan about a $2 million-paying trip to Japan for her and Ronnie that led to her famous reply, "Now...you really didn't need that question." Yes, we did!
With thanks to Gordon: I never knew that Barbra had a recurring stint on a show Wallace was on, PM East. This fascinating archive documents some of their banter and many of the famous guests she mixed, mingled and/or sang with. Definitely worth a click!
Wallace also infamously hosted The Homosexuals, the first national report on gay people, but one that has been called "the single most destructive hour of antigay propaganda in our nation's history."