“We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Mike Wallace. Mike took to heart the reporters pledge to ‘comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.’ He never shied away from asking the big questions, confronting oversized egos and speaking truth to power. He was an iconic American who transformed broadcast journalism and constantly redefined the landscape of television news. And he did it all with grace, humor and poise.
No matter who was sitting next to him, and no matter what the subject, Mike was a dogged defender of fact and represented the best of the tenets of journalism. His legacy lives on in those who continue to stand up for transparency and accountability. We will miss him dearly.”