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“60 Minutes” & the Temple Mount

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“You and your friends won’t like what you’ll see on my program in a couple of weeks,” said Mike Wallace to an American acquaintance in Jerusalem the other day, talking about the forthcoming CBS-TV 60 Minutes program on the Temple Mount riot. Wallace is, of course, one of American television’s most enduring celebrities, and 60 Minutes, the documentary-style weekly newsmagazine program of which he is the star, has been one of the most popular television entertainment shows for years.

Familiar with Wallace’s biases, the American visitor would have gone into catatonic shock had a Wallace program—especially one produced in Jerusalem—been anything but a hatchet job in which Israel was the unregenerate villain.

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