2017 marks the 60th anniversary of The Mike Wallace Interview, which ran on ABC from April 1957 to September 1958. Mike Wallace interviewed the likes of Salvador Dali, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Kissinger, and Aldous Huxley.
Audio of Mike Wallace’s controversial interview with Mickey Cohen from May 1957 survives at Archival Television Audio.
What’s the status of The Mike Wallace Interview, which ran on ABC from April 1957 to April 1958. A total of 72 episodes were broadcast. At least 66 episodes are known to exist.
My thoughts after watching The Mike Wallace Interview online via The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Mike Wallace Interview was controversial from the moment it hit the air in April 1957, with lawsuits, network retractions and charges of censorship.
Mike Wallace had a number of local newscasts under his belt when he started hosting this half-hour interview series on ABC in April 1957. By the time it went off the air in September 1958 it had generated a slew of complaints, accusations, and lawsuits.