Mike Wallace of "60 Minutes" dies at 93

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Mike Wallace, famed journalist and interviewer for "60 Minutes," died Saturday in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was 93.

David Bauder of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, he "didn't just interview people. He interrogated them. He cross-examined them. Sometimes he eviscerated them pitilessly."

Wallace had the opportunity to grill many famous people, including Moammar Gadhafi, Deng Xiaoping, and seven U.S. presidents, the Chicago paper reported.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Wallace had helped to define a tough line of journalism that was able to get at the things people wanted to know.

Both papers mentioned the Coors beer ads that centered on Wallace's hardball interrogation: "The Four Most Dreaded Words in the English Language: Mike Wallace Is Here."

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