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Legendary TV journalist Mike Wallace passed away Saturday night.
On "60 Minutes," the 93-year-old honed his reputation as a reporter who did not back away from blunt questions. This cemented his reputation as a no-nonsense journalist who confronted major and often controversial public figures.
Looking back on his impressive body of work, the following is a Top 5 of some of his most memorable interviews:
1. Louis Farrakhan, 1996: They were discussing Africa, and Wallace was talking about corruption in Nigeria. After a back-and-forth, Wallace said, "Can you think of a more corrupt country?" Farrakhan replied, "I'm living in one."
2. Barbra Streisand, 1991:He said she had been "self-absorbed" and asked what was such a big problem with her life that she needed 20 years of therapy. She looked as if she didn't know whether to cry or punch him, which was not a unique reaction among Wallace subjects. Post script: He concluded the segment by …