California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives

Mike Wallace | 1984

In this Oct. 15, 1984, photograph, Mike Wallace, right and CBS producer George Crile, left, leave the U.S. District Court in New York. The network and Wallace were for sued for $120 million by Gen. William Westmoreland, who, according to a "CBS Reports" documentary narrated by Wallace, had inflated enemy casualty figures to maintain support for the Vietnam War. Westmoreland eventually dropped the suit. Mario Suriani / Associated Press