The Mike Wallace Interview

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Wallace in a 1957 promotional photo for the show

The Mike Wallace Interview is a series of 30-minute television interviews conducted by host Mike Wallace from 1957 to 1960.

Before The Mike Wallace Interview was televised nationally on prime-time in 1957, Wallace had risen to prominence a year earlier with Night-Beat, a television interview program that aired in New York City.

The Ransom Center Collection[edit]

In the early 1960s, Wallace donated kinescopes of these programs and related materials, including his prepared questions, research material, and correspondence, to the Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

On November 4, 2007, the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin hosted online 65 of the interviews from 1957-1958. 60 of the interviews in the Ransom Center's collection are kinescopes, 16mm recordings of the television programs made by filming the picture from a video monitor, with the remaining five on audio tape.

The 16mm films were transferred to video and, along with the audio tapes, subsequently digitized. The interviews were then transcribed and were embedded in the video files in the form of subtitles. Also included on the website are text files of the transcripts of each program.

The interviews hosted by The Ransom Center Collection include:[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Mike Wallace Interview a collection at the Harry Ransom Center

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