Chris Wallace grew up pretending to be a newsman. As a child, during car rides with his stepfather, former CBS News president Bill Leonard, the two would pretend together.
"If the car hit a milestone, say 20,000 miles," Wallace recalls, "we would do a special report. He would be the anchor, and I would be on the assembly line in Detroit with the guy who had made the car. And then I'd be the White House correspondent talking about what this meant for the balance-of-trade deficit because this was a terrific General Motors car."