The Boston Globe’s Joanna Weiss interviews Chris Wallace after his event with his father Mike…
Q How do these events with your father go?
A They call it “60 Minutes With the Wallaces.” We spend 40 minutes interviewing each other. That’s kind of interesting, when you’re being interviewed by Mike Wallace. Since we know everything about each other, we have a sort of mutually assured destruction pact: I won’t embarrass him; he won’t embarrass me.
Q People must wonder why you went into journalism, since your father was so prominent in the field.
A When I went to Harvard, I was very serious about going to law school, and was about a week away from starting law school in 1969. But I was just so intrigued by the business. I’d been exposed to it growing up, and it seemed to me to be a great way to make a living. So I looked for a job in Boston. . . . I was fortunate enough to get a job as a starting reporter for the Globe.