Came across this the other day, thought I’d share it with you. A young Mike Wallace interviews Rod Serling in 1959, both men chainsmoking throughout the Q&A. Ah, television.
This is right before The Twilight Zone premiered, after Serling had already won three Emmys for his writing. Keep track of how many times Serling lies to Wallace, about how he (Rod) has no interest in using TZ to expound on social issues of the day. The irony, of course, is that those very stories of injustice, conformity and antagonism became TZ’s hallmark. That’s why the show is still seen today, and just as timely as when it first aired.
In the near future I’ll list what I believe are the top ten stories from the Zone, so stay tuned for that.