Mary Alice Mapesis an American journalist, former television news producer, and author. She was a principal producer for CBS News, primarily CBS Evening News and primetime television program 60 Minutes Wednesday. She is known for breaking the story of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal, which won a Peabody Award, and the story of Senator Strom Thurmond's unacknowledged biracial daughter, Essie Mae Washington. In 2005, she was fired from CBS for her part in the Killian documents controversy. Produced a segment for 60 Minutes Wednesday that aired criticism of President George W. Bush's military service. Mary Mapes is a writer, known for Truth (2015) and Third Party President: Citizen Rocky (2016).