Newsman Mike Wallace to speak on campus Oct. 29

by Julie Hail Flory

Mike Wallace, long-time anchor and co-editor of CBS’ “60 Minutes,” will speak at the University of Notre Dame at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium. Wallace will participate in an interview with Robert Schmuhl, professor of American studies and director of Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy, and answer questions from the audience.p. Sponsored by the Gallivan Program’s Marguerite and Lou Keifer Endowment for Excellence in Journalism, as well as the University’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre and Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Wallace’s talk is free and open to the public with preferred seating for Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College students.p. Now in his 36th season on “60 Minutes,” Wallace is known for his no-holds-barred interviewing technique and enterprising reporting. He has interviewed numerous newsmakers, including Presidents Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson and Kennedy, as well as international figures such as Deng Xiaoping, Manuel Noriega and the Ayatollah Khomeini.p. Wallace has received 20 Emmy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, which he won this year. His other honors include three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, a Robert E. Sherwood Award, a Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Southern California School of Journalism, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the international broadcast category.

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