He didn't look frightening, that man of a certain age walking to the driveway, the store, the car repair shop. He didn't look like a man that could make a person slam doors in his face or yell "Get the hell out of here or I'll call the police!" But if this man was going to knock on your door and say "Mike Wallace from 60 Minutes" and he wasn't invited, you weren't going to invite him for tea and cookies. You were on your way to call a lawyer, and maybe change your undergarments.
He started off doing local news in New York with his wife Buff Cobb, doing a show called "Mike and Buff" First off isn't that the best name? Buff! Not Buffy, Buff. It screams Mad Men. But according to the 25th anniversary of 60 Minutes, Wallace was considered a lightweight for years doing commercials for Revlon,…
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