By Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace. His very identify inspires a undeniable type of journalism--smart, knowledgeable, severe, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs together with his roster of worldwide leaders and criminals, celebrities, and underdogs, heroes and scoundrels?
geared up through interview subject--including Presidents, Icons and Artists, Con males and different Crooks, the final and the Whistle-Blower--Between You and Me, now in paperback, is his wry, candid, and revealing glance again at sixty years in an unprecedented profession.
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Carter’s problems on the economic front and his failure to resolve the hostage crisis made him a vulnerable target when he ran for reelection in 1980, and he was soundly trounced by his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan. Four years later, Reagan succeeded where Carter had failed and easily won his bid for a second term. ” When I sat down with the former president, [ 47 ] BETWEEN YOU AND ME I promptly referred to the man who had ousted him from the White House. WA L L A C E : You must be very jealous, in a sense, of Ronald Reagan.
Years passed. I moved on to New York, where I continued to bounce from one news job to another, among other chores, until I ﬁnally settled down in 1963 as a correspondent for CBS News. In California, meanwhile, Reagan’s acting career lapsed into decline. The more it languished, the more time and attention he devoted to politics. By the early 1960s, he had become an eloquent spokesman for the conservative wing of the Republican Party. For a long time, Reagan’s political speeches were largely dismissed as another ego trip by a Hollywood star who believed his celebrity gave him the authority to pontiﬁcate on Soviet aggression and other burning issues of the day.
After a brief silence, I decided to try [ 20 ] PRESIDENTS to persuade him from a different angle, one that would be both ingratiating and combative, a dual tactic Johnson himself had often employed to great effect. S. Senate. I said that even back then I thought he was exactly the kind of president the country needed—a white southerner with progressive views on the race issue—and that when the forces of history and fate later conspired to put him in the White House, he had more than lived up to my high expectations.
Between You and Me: A Memoir by Mike Wallace