Mike Wallace is Here

About the legendary and influential television interviewer who defined a particular kind of broadcast journalism

I watched the documentary “Mike Wallace is Here” on Netflix DVD. It is a 2019 biographical documentary film directed by Avi Belkin. It was produced by Rafael Marmor, Peggy Drexler, John Battsek, Avi Belkin, and Chris Leggett, under the banner of Drexler Films, Delirio Films, and Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment. The film follows the life and career of American journalist Mike Wallace, using never-before-seen archival footage of the journalist preparing for and speaking about his work.

The documentary is filled with archival footage of Mike Wallace throughout his career. For over fifty years, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the 20th century’s most influential figures.

“Mike Wallace Is Here” interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.

Appearing in the film
  • Spiro Agnew
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Jonathan Alter
  • Yassir Arafat
  • Menachem Begin
  • Jack Benny
  • Thomas Hart Benton
  • Emile Zola Berman
  • Ben Bradlee
  • Ed Bradley
  • Tom Brokaw
  • George Burns
  • Sid Caesar
  • Johnny Carson
  • Dick Cavett
  • Mickey Cohen
  • Stephen Colbert
  • Charles Colson
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Salvador Dalí
  • Bette Davis
  • Diana Dors
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Hugh Downs
  • Eldon Edwards
  • John Ehrlichman
  • Oriana Fallaci
  • Jimmy Fratianno
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Merv Griffin
  • David Hartman
  • Leona Helmsley
  • Don Hewitt
  • Vladimir Horowitz
  • Alex Jones
  • Jacqueline Kennedy
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Larry King
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Steve Kroft
  • David Letterman
  • G. Gordon Liddy
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Groucho Marx
  • John McCain
  • Paul Meadlo
  • Arthur Miller
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • Richard Nixon
  • Manuel Noriega
  • Bill O’Reilly
  • Drew Pearson
  • Thomas Pike
  • Maury Povich
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Dan Rather
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Harry Reasoner
  • Geraldo Rivera
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Lillian Roth
  • Anwar Sadat
  • Morley Safer
  • Van Gordon Sauter
  • Rod Serling
  • Eric Sevareid
  • Dinah Shore
  • Beverly Sills
  • Lesley Stahl
  • Jon Stewart
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Donald Trump
  • Chris Wallace
  • George Wallace
  • Barbara Walters
  • William Westmoreland
  • Jeffrey Wigand
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Malcolm X
  • Xi Jinping

I enjoyed this 90-minute look at Mike Wallace. You really get a deep look at the man and he even honestly answers some hard questions asked about himself. I’ll give it 3.8 stars out of 5.




Sources

Wikipedia
IMDB
Roger Ebert


Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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