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Mike Wallace Looks Back on Career

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CBS newsman Mike Wallace says his career could have been decades shorter. The star of 60 Minutes is 88-years-old. He kept working despite a public battle with depression. As he prepares to retire, Wallace now adds that he once attempted suicide. He says the 20 years since that attempt have been his best. One confrontational interview in those years was a famous go-around with Barbara Streisand, in which Wallace now says he was "mean."

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CBS newsman Mike Wallace says his career could have been decades shorter. The star of 60 Minutes is 88. He kept working despite a public battle with depression. Now, as he prepares to retire, Wallace adds that he once attempted suicide. He says the 20 years since that attempt have been his best. One confrontational interview in those years was a famous go-around with Barbara Streisand, in which Wallace now says he was mean.

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