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Wallace loves demands of his job even at age 79

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At 79, "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace is still ticking.

"I love the urgency of what we do," Wallace says in People magazine. "I like the battles that take place, the jousting. You walk into an airport and someone says, `Hey, there's that guy.' They admire what we do. There are a lot of other news magazines out there now, but people still recognize this as the most responsible and the most serious."Wallace's workaholic pace includes long hours and about 120 days a year spent traveling.

"He's a force of nature," said "60 Minutes" producer Don Hewitt, 74.