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WCTV Reporter Speaks at Memorial Service for his Grandfather, Mike Wallace

Eames Yates, a Valdosta, GA bureau reporter for Tallahasse CBS affiliate WCTV, spoke at his grandfather Mike Wallace‘s memorial service in New York today.

Yates was just 3 months old when his grandmother Mary married Mike Wallace. Yates talked about how he and his grandfather “bonded” over a shared trait: self-criticism. He also said he hoped to make his grandfather proud as he follows in his footsteps.

Yates conducted the final interview with Wallace, which aired on WCTV in the days after his death April 8.

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WCTV Airs Never Before Seen Interview with Mike Wallace Conducted by His Grandson, Now a Reporter

WCTV in Tallahassee aired a never before seen interview with CBS News legend Mike Wallace this week. The CBS-affiliate was able to land the exclusive video, which was shot six years ago, because the interview was conducted by Wallace’s grandson, Eames Yates, who now works as a reporter for the station.

Wallace is remarkably candid in the interview. At one point, he admits that he sacrificed his family for his career.

“I was more interested in my work than in my family,” Wallace tells his grandson. Video inside… Read more