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Bob Sirott's One More Thing about Mike Wallace's 'last words'

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

One more thing, about the death of 93-year-old Mike Wallace.

Reading the New York Times story on the legendary broadcaster Monday, I was struck by a reference to an interview the paper said they videotaped with Wallace in July of 2006 to be released upon his death as part of their online feature "The Last Word."

Newspapers have always prepared obituaries of famous people while they're still alive, but this is the first I've heard of a video obit featuring a conversation that the subject is told will only be used after they're gone.

Wallace was 88 at the time of the interview.

As Wallace would say, just between you and me, wouldn't it be a little creepy to be doing an interview that you knew would be seen only after you died?

But we might be seeing a trend here.

There's a new Facebook app called "If I Die" that allows you to post a video when you pass away.

Whatever you write or record hits your wall after three designated Facebook friends have confirmed that you have indeed gone on.

I think we should say what we have to say to each other and about each other now - while we can appreciate it, or be able to offer a rebuttal.

We'd love to hear from you. Go to to view the One More Thing archives and leave your comments. Leave a short, snappy one, make us think, enlighten us, or amuse us and it doesn't matter if you agree or disagree -- you'll have a good chance of getting on TV.

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