The Mike Wallace Interview
Many Rod Serling fans are familiar with the 1959 interview he did with Mike Wallace, but if you’ve never seen it, it’s well worth watching.
It’s not a quick two-minute affair. Instead, we get what is now a television rarity: a real discussion. You can watch all 21 minutes of it at the YouTube link below.
A number of things make this interview fascinating, especially Serling’s insights on censorship and what led to the creation of the Twilight Zone, which was just about to debut. Remember, as you watch it, that Serling was already a hugely successful writer, but no one had seen a single episode of the TV show that would go on to make him world famous.
And let’s not forget the massive amount of smoking both men manage to do. Enjoy:
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