Listen to Looch: 'Mike Wallace Is Here'

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Mary Lucia talks about the documentary, 'Mike Wallace Is Here,' from Magnolia Pictures. (Luke Taylor; Joseph Gallup | MPR)

You may remember him as being on the CBS program 60 Minutes for a hundred years. An incredible journalist, Wallace had such an interesting life and story and start to his career. He started one of the first real talk shows, a one-on-one, in black-and-white TV, where he asked hard questions — or at least what was considered "hard" at the time, anyway, because everything else was just more soft-bally fluff. But Wallace got to be known and had a reputation for asking really pointed questions that previously, no journalist had really asked anybody.

This new documentary, Mike Wallace Is Here, takes a deep dive into the life and career of Wallace, who died in 2012 at age 93.

What's particularly interesting is that Wallace also suffered from depression, and it's an interesting look into somebody who put a facade on, did his job, but was suffering inside, terribly. And there's something unique about the way he describes his despair that anybody who has ever had or suffered with depression will really be able to understand, and then on top of that, anyone who is a performer will understand that as well.

Mike Wallace Is Here is directed by Avi Belkin and is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and elsewhere.

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External Links

Mike Wallace Is Here - official site

Mike Wallace Is Here - Amazon Prime

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    MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, a Magnolia Pictures release (courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
  • Avi Belkin, director of 'Mike Wallace Is Here'
    Avi Belkin, director of MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, a Magnolia Pictures release. (courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
  • Mike Wallace of CBS News
    CBS News legend Mike Wallace, photographed here in 2001. The '60 Minutes' pit-bull reporter whose probing, brazen style made his name synonymous with the tough interview - a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago - died April 7, 2012. He was 93. (Peter Freed/CBS)
  • Chris Wallace of Fox News
    Fox News anchor and moderator Chris Wallace is the son of Mike Wallace. (Mark Ralston/Getty Images)
  • Mike Wallace Is Here - press image
    Mike Wallace in MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, a Magnolia Pictures release. (courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
  • Mike Wallace of CBS News
    CBS News legend Mike Wallace, photographed here on September 2, 1963, preparing for CBS MORNING NEWS with Mike Wallace. (CBS Photo Archive)