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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

'Mike Wallace Is Here' A Little Longer

Courtesy Cincinnati World Cinema
Mike Wallace (right) with "60 Minutes" collegues Steve Kroft (center) and Morley Safer.

Mike Wallace Is Here a little longer. Until Thursday, to be exact.

The new documentary about 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace has been held over through Thursday, Aug. 29 by Cincinnati World Cinema at The Garfield theater, 719 Race St., downtown.


Mike Wallace Is Here profiles the iconic CBS newsman through his interviews with Johnny Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, John Ehrlichman, Leona Helmsley, Barbra Streisand, Larry King, Ayatollah Khomeini, Bette Davis, President John F. Kennedy and others. The words "Mike Wallace is here" could strike fear in newsmakers and controversial people because of Wallace's relentless questioning.

Wallace – born Myron Leon Wallace in 1918 – died in 2012 at age 93. He was one of the original correspondents for 60 Minutes in 1968, and appeared on the show for 40 years, retiring in 2008.

Before 60 Minutes, Wallace was an actor in the 1950s, and worked as a TV announcer, host and game show panelist. Once when between jobs, he applied for a on-air position at WKRC-AM in the late 1950s.

Mike Wallace Is Here screenings are at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.