Some touching remarks by the Fox News anchor at today's memorial service for Mike Wallace. Chris said that beyond all the bluster was a "sweet and gentle man." From THR:
Chris Wallace recalled his own "Mike Wallace moment." It was the fall of 1997, and he was about to conduct a high-profile interview with acerbic comedian Chris Rock for ABC's PrimeTime Live. "Less than an hour before the shoot, Chris Rock was suddenly backing out," he said. "My worst fear had been realized. My old man had stolen the interview and he knew he had stolen it from me." A very tense phone conversation between father and son ensued. "I told him he had to choose between Chris Wallace or Chris Rock." There was an interminable pause. "Mike? Are you still there?" "'I'm thinking! I'm thinking!'"