Veteran tv journalist Mike Wallace, who rose to fame with the tv news magazine “60 Minutes,” is not coming back to television. The announcement was made by Wallace’s son, tv newsman Chris Wallace.

The elder Wallace turned 90-years-old this month. He had retired from “60 Minutes” in 2006 and was working as a “Correspondent Emeritus” with CBS.

Wallace was probably the toughest interviewer in television history. He won 20 Emmy Awards in his career including a Lifetime Achievement award. Wallace was famous for his ambush interviews at “60 Minutes.”

Wallace began his career as a radio voice for shows like The Green Hornet. His primary source of income in the early 60’s was doing commercials for Parliament cigarettes.

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