Mike Wallace was the first person Don Hewitt hired for the staff of 60 Minutes. He would go on to accumulate 21 Emmys, five Dupont-Columbia journalism awards, and five Peabodys in the course of a career that spanned six decades. Mike Wallace died April 7 at the age of 93. He reminisced with Leonard in January of 2006 about his memoir, Between You and Me, and some of the highlights of his years in broadcast journalism, interviewing everyone from John D. Ehrlichman to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barbra Streisand.
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Unnamed speaker (Ogden Reid?) introduces Wayne Richardson, President of the Overseas Press Club. Richardson introduces John Howard Peck, who accepts the award of lifetime honorary membership to Winston Churchill.