The FBI Releases Its File on Mike Wallace

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Mike Wallace attends the Henry A. Grunwald Awards Luncheon on September 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mike Wallace Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2007 Getty Images

As with almost every public figure who existed during the Cold War, the United States government looked into whether the late 60 Minutes correspondent was a secret communist. He wasn't, though he did once travel to Cuba with a group that departed with 22 pieces of luggage and returned with 26. So, it is entirely possible that he really liked cigars.