NEW YORK – The old guard is changing at "60 Minutes (search)," but slowly.
Since the show began in 1968, the first face viewers saw after the ticking stopwatch has been Mike Wallace's (search) — until now. Ed Bradley (search) will replace Wallace in that prominent spot on Sunday.
At 87, Wallace is scaling back his participation but not hanging up his reporter's hat just yet.
"It's a miracle!" says "60 Minutes" creator and Wallace's longtime colleague, Don Hewitt, 82. "How many guys Mike Wallace's age are still actively pursuing a career in broadcasting? Our generation refuses to succumb to age."
Wallace was traveling home from working on a story in Europe yesterday and was not available for comment.