Wallace 'ambushed' by cordial, warm, thoughtful Gordon B. Hinckley

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  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    April 12, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    Sorry USAlover. I crossed you with Oatmeal. I enjoyed both comments and agree that Mike Wallace produced a great interview with a great man. I wish Mike's family well and my condolences at this time of grieving for him. President Hinckley was an impressive person who lived what he believed and the result was good for everyone.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    April 12, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    For Oatmeal Lover... I'm actually intrigued to know why people of faith have an LDS believe-ability problem. Consider our foundational beliefs: Christ was born of a virgin birth; he was the literal Son of God; he raised the dead, healed the sick, turn water into wine, cast out devils, etc.,; was crucified and... raised from the dead and then ascended into heaven. If you can get past those truly bizarre foundational beliefs, how can you object to angelic visitations, godhood discussions, baptism for the dead, etc. Those are easy and one logical discussion that can be extrapolate from the foundational beliefs. Now, an atheist can have great objections -- but they object to everything Jews, Muslims, evangelicals, etc. believe so they've just taken an easy route to denying anything of faith.

  • Dan Maloy Enid, OK
    April 11, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    Pres. Hinckley simply treated Mike Wallace with love and respect.

    Like those of us who are active, testimony-bearing LDS members ALWAYS knew Pres. Hinckley would!...

    God bless Pres. Hinkcely, Pres. Monson and the other leaders on both sides of the veil.

    The caravan moves on!

  • scootd28* SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 11, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    When one lives with integrity, one has nothing to hide and therefore nothing to fear from such an interview. That was where President Hinkley's strength and confidence came from. "Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish they thoughts unceasingly; then shall they confidence wax strong in the presence of God...." D&C 121:45 We can't all be President of the Church, and God's prophet for the world, but we can all attain that stature before God and man. What a source of hope that is!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Now Mike Wallace can interview Joseph Smith, Peter, Moses and other Prophets of God and find they are all very much people he wants to interview. But I think even Mike Wallace is going to find more than he can handle in an interview with Isaiah.

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    April 9, 2012 10:15 p.m.

    I remember that interview and enjoyed every minute of it, because it was VERY apparent that these two had become instant friends and undoubtedly continued that friendship as long as their earthly life allowed. Yes indeed, it would have been wonderful to see the reuniting of two good friends.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    April 9, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    I suspect that President Hinkley was one of the first to welcome Mike Wallace on the other side. God bless GBH and Mike Wallace.

  • dlw7 LOGAN, UT
    April 9, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    When two reasonable men set down together, treat each other with respect, and look for the good in each other and the differences in each others points of view, all manner of good can come from it. And so it was with Pres. Hinkley and Mike Wallace!

  • Jim Mesa, Az
    April 9, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Mike Wallace was from the old school, someone who actually did his homework and went in armed for bear. Irrespective of whether you agreed with him or not, he was a great journalist, that actually had a heart. He will be missed.

  • Petra Sanpete County, UT
    April 9, 2012 5:01 p.m.

    Thanks so much for this article! I was hoping it would be republished when I heard that Mike Wallace had died. I understand that President Hinckley kept in touch with Mr. Wallace during the years after this interview, and now I'm sure they can meet again with renewed warmth. Mr. Wallace now knows for himself about that afterlife he "hadn't thought enough about." Thanks again for bringing back such good memories of both President Hinckley and Mike Wallace.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    April 9, 2012 4:29 p.m.

    Its too bad that all the hit pieces on Mormons didn't turn out this way. After watching THE FIVE today on Fox I continue to wonder how and why they, the five there, think they can tell us the audience, about Mormonism in any way at all with no understanding of it? They have no problem interviewing competing sides but have no time to do a FAIR AND BALANCED story on Mormonism and Romney! How pathetic! This is not professional journalism. Chris Wallace ought to know better as his father set an example and maybe he needs to speak up for his father's type of journalism. Again, FOX fails to be fair and balanced. Is it because of FOX's predominent religious leanings? CNN had a FAIR AND BALANCE weekend online story. FOX NEVER does!

    Religious bigotry and distortion is alive and well at Fox!

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2012 3:59 p.m.

    I'm a fervant believer who can understand how absolutely bizarre our beliefs can sound to outsiders.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    April 9, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    Wallace ambushed? No, the jaded cynic finally met the genuine believer. GBH wasn't a perfect person, we have not had one of those for 2,000 years. But he was a genuiniely kind and sincere man.

    I wish Wallace the best in his passing the final frontier. And hope that his dialogue with GBH can now continue.