Publication of Mike Wallace Biography Accelerated After His Death

 

Publisher Thomas Dunne Books announced it is accelerating the publication date of Mike Wallace: A Life by Peter Rader to April 13. The book was originally scheduled for publication on April 24.

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Mike Wallace, the legendary CBS journalist and the first reporter hired for 60 Minutes, passed away April 8 at the age of 93.

The unauthorized biography by filmmaker and screenwriter Rader (Waterworld) promises "the untold story of how the world's most feared TV reporter transformed his inner darkness into a journalistic juggernaut that riveted millions and redefined the landscape of television news."

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The biography traces his six-decade career, including interviews with major newsmakers from Eleanor Roosevelt to Martin Luther King Jr.. It also explores his personal life, including his well-known struggles with depression, his attempted suicide and the death of his 19-year-old son Peter in 1962.

 

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