ADC Remembers Journalist Mike Wallace
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | April 16, 2012 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) offers its sincerest condolences to the family of Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace. As one of the original correspondents for CBS 60 Minutes, he made an immeasurable impact on the world of journalism. As a powerful investigative reporter, Mr. Wallace pushed the limits with his pressing questions and probing personality.
ADC presented Mr. Wallace the ADC Lifetime Excellence in Journalism Award at its Annual Convention in 2006. During Mr. Wallace’s acceptance speech he stated that the Arab-American community is “insufficiently understood” by many Americans and that it is “up to [Arab-Americans] to change the attitude of [other] Americans.” Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Wallace attended two Annual Conventions and shed light on investigative reporting.
ADC President, Warren David, stated, “We at ADC will always remember Mike Wallace for his participation at two of our ADC conventions and for his fair, balanced, and accurate reporting .”
Wallace’s legacy will never be forgotten by all those that watched and learned from him. As Wallace said in 2006, “There is so much misinformation about Arabs, Arab Americans, and Muslims. ADC works to bridge this gap and is paving the way for future generations.” Wallace was an instrumental figure in bridging this gap and ADC will be forever grateful for his contributions.