While I will ALWAYS LOVE my 2010 interview with GoPro founder Nick Woodman as Nick was so nice and unassuming, I have to say CBS 60 Minutes Anderson Cooper has made an awesome segment about Nick, have a watch!
I’m very saddened to see the passing of Mike Wallace. Mike’s interviews and his 60 Minutes segments have set the gold standard and inspired journalists from around the world. I believe the best way to remember Mike Wallace is through the work he has done. Here in this 2008 post, I linked to some of my fav Mike’s video interviews The Mike Wallace Interviews
Here is a link to The Mike Wallace Interviews from the Harry Ransom Centrer, (University of Texas at Austin) archives and a list of interviews that I have enjoyed and looking forward to enjoy. (note the above main page has links to the transcripts of these interviews)
- Frank Lloyd Wright – great interview
- Salvador Dali - very interesting and strange. If you listen closely, you may find few tidbits of insights.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Kirk Douglas – a really candid and good interview
- Nobel Prize Winners (Pauling, Buck, Pickett, Orr) talk about peace in a world threatened by war”
Apr 9th, 2012 update:
Emmy TV Legends, “Mike Wallace” 3 hours video interview.
CBS Morley Safer, “Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012” (with video)
NYT, “Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer” Here is an touching excerpt and important lesson for us all,
“In a recent interview with Playboy magazine, Mr. Wallace’s son Chris, who is the anchor of “Fox News Sunday” on Fox, said that his father “is 93 and showing it for the first time.”
“He’s in a facility in Connecticut. Physically, he’s okay. Mentally, he’s not,” Chris Wallace said. “He still recognizes me and knows who I am, but he’s uneven. The interesting thing is, he never mentions ’60 Minutes.’ It’s as if it didn’t exist. It’s as if that part of his memory is completely gone. The only thing he really talks about is family — me, my kids, my grandkids, his great-grandchildren. There’s a lesson there. This is a man who had a fabulous career and for whom work always came first. Now he can’t even remember it.””
NYT, “Mike Wallace, CBS Pioneer of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 93” (with a 21 minutes “Last Word: Mike Wallace“)
Just discovered a few interesting and insightful interview videos by the official 2011 Banff World Media Festival team. Check them out.
“Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.“
If you haven’t read Michael Lewis’ previous article about the Wall Street meltdown, the 60 minutes March 14, 2010 episode is an interesting “must watch”. Enjoy.
P.S. In Nov 2008, Michael wrote “The End – The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.” for Portfolio.com.
And this Aug 2009 article, “The Man Who Crashed the World” for Vanity Fair.
Q: What do you think a young journalist like me can learn from an old school journalist like you?
Don Hewitt: […] It is four words that every child in the world knows. “Tell me a story.“