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CBS pays tribute to Mike Wallace, plans special ‘60 Minutes’ for next Sunday

View Photo Gallery: As the biggest star of the longest-running, highest-rated, most influential news show since its 1968 debut, Mike Wallace helped define television journalism with an adversarial interviewing style that was as admired as it was feared.

The day after Mike Wallace died at age 93, CBS News shows paid tribute to the legendary “60 Minutes” broadcaster.

“For more than six decades — four of them on this broadcast — he was a kind of one-man truth squad, a man with a remarkable gift for getting to the very core of a story,” veteran CBS News correspondent Morley Safer said at the top of “60 Minutes on Sunday night.

“Face the Nation” also aired a memorial segment Sunday morning. On Monday, “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Charlie Rose and Gayle King, joined by Steve Kroft and Safer, discussed the news of Wallace’s death.

Soon after, CBS sent out an announcement saying that a special broadcast dedicated to Wallace will air on “60 Minutes” next Sunday.

Here’s the video from “CBS This Morning”:

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.

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