I stumbled upon these wonderful old video clips of The Mike Wallace Interview from the late 50’s. So far I’ve watched interviews with Salvador Dali, Ayn Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eleanor Roosevelt and Margaret Sanger. But there are many more, including: Henry Kissinger, Pearl Buck, Aldous Huxley and Kirk Douglas.
Not only are the subjects of the interviews fascinating, but the videos themselves are incredible and a wonderful slice of history. I especially love the earlier videos where Mr. Wallace starts things off by saying, “ My name is Mike Wallace. The cigarette is ___________ (usually Philip Morris but sometimes Parliament).” After which he lights up and then launches into a promotion for the cigarette.
Below is his interview with Margaret Sanger, leader of the birth control movement and founder of Planned Parenthood. I think the sound is misaligned so you may want to click through on the link above. Or to view the full library of Mike Wallace interviews click here.