I’ll skip the word used by everyone about Wallace’s interview style: tough. Oops, guess I didn’t. Wallace was the ultimate hard ass. What I remember most about watching him for a zillion years was how many shitbirds thought they could best Wallace in an interview. They were wrong: he’d smile at them and then lower the boom and rip their lungs out. Rumor has it that he volunteered to go to hell so he could grill some of the resident villains.
Here’s a clip of Wallace discussing one of his most famous interviews. The one wherein during the hostage crisis he called Ayatollah Khomeini a lunatic but deflected blame by quoting Anwar Sadat: