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1958-12-23, WNTA, 2 min.
David Susskind, Patricia Neal, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Lawrence Harvey, Jule Styne, Ben Gazarra, Michael Benthal

The oldest surviving archived remnant of a David Susskind OPEN END television broadcast  is a WNTA TV  December 23,1958 kinescope 20 minute segment of a broadcast titled "Method or Madness?" The topic, "method acting" with guests Michael Benthal, Ben Gazarra,  Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Lawrence Harvey, Jule Styne , and Patricia Neal.                

NOTE: Archival Television Audio, Inc. has a rare 90 second pristine sound recorded excerpt air check representing this early earliest extant OPEN END broadcast.  

Originally scheduled to premiere on October 7, but delayed one week.
October 14, 1958 - August 13, 1961
OPEN END with David Susskind: (WNTA Channel 13 Television)

September 10, 1961-May 5, 1963
OPEN END with David Susskind (WNEW Channel 5 Television)

June 9, 1963 last show of the season broadcast on WPIX TV.

October 13, 1963-September 18, 1966
OPEN END with David Susskind (WPIX Channel 11 Television)

October 2, 1966-September, 1986

After an association of nearly three decades with Channel 5 in New York, the former WNEW-TV, later changed to WNYW-TV, David Susskind stopped producing the program in September 1986 because of its late-night time slot, from 1:30 to 3:30 A.M. Sunday nights. His audience like his iconic talk show dwindled not only in its following but in the ratings. Susskind knew when to quit. His last David Susskind Show aired only five months from the time of his death. 
Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. 

The premiere broadcast reviewed in Variety stated:
"In the blueprint stage, OPEN END was initiated on WNTA-TV on Tuesday October 14th the same night 'The World of Suzie Wong' premiered on Broadway. When the show is going slowly, then Susskind has the right to end it as soon as he likes; when it's going well , he can stretch it the night through since "OPEN END" is the last scheduled WNTA program of the night."

The show ended when host, moderator David Susskind, felt all conversation points were discussed. Some of these marathon telecasts lasted over four hours! Jean Kennedy was the producer during the 28 year run of the series.

The series premiered and aired on WNTA Channel 13 in New York for three years, an independent broadcast station, before it would become a Public Broadcast Station in 1962. A myriad of talk show guests, famous, infamous and unknown, found a forum on OPEN END. Subjects varied focusing on usually one business, politics, the economy, sex, education, crime, etc. Typically, many guests would discuss a subject sitting around a large table with David Susskind moderating, leading his guests with baited questions. On occasion a solo guest would highlight the show.

For the first three years, of its 28 year existence as a regular series, WNTA TV was home to OPEN END which originally began its broadcasts on Tuesday nights, switching on January 18, 1959 to Sunday nights...a future Sunday evening time slot of the week where it would remain until 1986, for the rest of its run.

After broadcasting with a two hour truncated format on WNEW form September 10, 1961 to May 5, 1963 a falling out and rift occurred between Susskind and WNEW management centered on WNEW's reluctance to air discussions regarding race relations in America. WPIX reacted with interest in bringing OPEN END to their flagship New York channel. For the last OPEN END show of the 1962-1963 season WPIX  TOOK LAST MINUTE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO CLEAR TWO HOURS ON SUNDAY NIGHT  June 9, 1963, featuring solo guest Dr. Martin Luther KIng, pre-empting regular scheduled programming (6:30-8:30 pm).

Open End was later cut by WPIX to one hour time slot. David Susskind not satisfied with the shortened format reconnected with WNEW where he returned to a two hour format with a changed  program name. 
THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW  had its return premiere on WNEW TV October 2, 1966. 
The David Susskind Show also found syndication across the country and each market would run the program at different times at their own discretion. 

Most all of the telecasts were recorded on video tape, 2" quadruplex. Most shows were kept for a year or two like THE MOVIE MAKERS broadcast which was re-run on August 6, 1961 almost a year after it was first telecast on October 2, 1960. By this time the show was no longer without a time limit. It ran for a finite three hours long. Thus the re-run of the MOVIE MAKERS had some footage deleted from its original run which aired for over three and half hours, including commercials. 

The re-run of "THE MOVIE MAKERS" was the next to last broadcast telecast on WNTA channel 13. On September 10, 1961 the show moved to WNEW Channel 5 METROMEDIA in New York.

Sadly, most all of OPEN END broadcasts (1958-1966), later re titled THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (1966-1986), were wiped erased, destroyed, discarded...whereabouts unknown, representing most shows produced and telecast during the late 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's.   Only a handful of OPEN END / DAVID SUSSKIND  shows are known to survive from 1958 thru 1969. Hundreds of programs survive representing the middle 1970's thru 1986. 

Open End with David Susskind was a unique break through talk with no time limit, rare during any time in television broadcast history, and never to be replicated in the future of television broadcasting after 1960. 

On occasion only one guest would be profiled. Mostly shows were comprised of many individuals discussing one topic which  included race relations, the draft, organized crime, the Hollywood scene, the politics of the times, sex-change operations, divorce, clairvoyants, psychoanalysis, prostitution, etc.

Sadly, most all of OPEN END broadcasts, later re titled THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW, commencing with the Oct. 2, 1966 broadcast, were wiped (erased), destroyed, discarded...whereabouts unknown, representing most shows produced and telecast during the late 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's. Hundreds of broadcasts circa mid 1970's - 1986 have been archived and are extant. 

Rediscovering David Susskind
May 17, 2016 by Cary O’Dell

David Susskind was one of the most prolific yet overlooked producers in the history of American film and television. 

Eight years after OPEN END had changed its name to The David Susskind Show, it was videotaped weekly in New York City and then syndicated across the nation, most often over PBS stations. Each episode typically addressing two topics. Given the show’s 28 year run, a full list of David Susskind Show topics, airdates, and guests runs to a staggering 160-plus pages.

The depth and breadth of subjects discussed on Susskind—not to mention his star-studded guest lists—reads like an annotated history for the second half of the 20th century. A very small sample:

1959: “Words and Wit” with guests Truman Capote, Dorothy Parker, and Norman Mailer

1960: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

1963:“LSD: Madness or Miracle?”

1965: “4 Draftees in a Hot Debate on Going to Viet Nam”

1966: “Are Cigarettes a Killer?”

Unfortunately, the majority of Susskind talk programs from the late 1950's and 1960s do not survive—either lost, destroyed or taped over. But what remains makes for fascinating viewing. Consider:

1971: “What It Means to Be a Homosexual”

1972: “Nice White People Scream ‘Blacks Stay Out of Our Neighborhood!’”

1972: “Is A Woman’s Body Her Business?—The Abortion Battle”

1976: “Why the Rich Get a Kick from Cocaine”

1982: “Video Game Craze”

At the time of David Susskind’s passing in February 1987, his videotape archive (most of it on 2” Quadruplex) was so vast it was divided up between different institutions, including the Paley Center (then the Museum of Television & Radio) in New York, the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research in Madison.

But that wasn’t the end of the archive’s travels; only Wisconsin, whose collection includes most of Susskind’s fictional productions, has retained its holdings. The Museum of Broadcast Communications transferred its tapes to University of Southern California in the late 1990s. In 1992, the Paley Center—facing severe space issues—transferred their copies of Susskind’s talk show to the Library of Congress where they are now stored in Culpeper, Virginia.

We (The Library of Congress) hold almost 350 episodes of The David Susskind Show, the great majority of them unseen since their original broadcast. While some are still awaiting preservation—and, in some cases, identification due to insufficient labeling on the original tapes—a great many have been transferred, including a 1982 episode featuring Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Susskind’s wife Joyce Susskind, who occasionally served as co-host on the show. These shows are an extraordinary time machine, a fascinating glimpse into our culture, and featuring a very brave host and his often fearlessly candid guests.


Archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc. are 42 "lost" OPEN END broadcasts (1958-1966...some excerpt, some complete), including the very first extended talk show Woody Allen ever appeared (broadcast December 25, 1961). In 1997 Phil Gries, who personally audio recorded this complete program, gave a copy to Allen who had been searching for this broadcast for thirty years. It began a correspondence relationship with Woody Allen that continues to this day, having received 35 anecdotal letters from him during a span of 26 years. 

1961-04-16, CBS, 53 min.
Phil Silvers, Mary Martin, Robert Goulet, Carol Channing, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Gig Young, Joan Fontaine, Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Steber, Geraldine Page, Art Hannes, Frednic March, Anna Maria Alberghetti

The 15th annual Tony Award presentations for distinguished contributions to the theater is broadcast. Phil Silvers is host. Announcer is Art Hannes.                                                                 
1967-04-10, ABC, 150 min.
Lee Marvin, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Shelley Winters, Ginger Rogers, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Sidney Poitier, Patricia Neal, Julie Christie

Bob Hope makes his 13th appearance as host of the Academy Awards ceremonies. Those presenting awards include Julie Christie, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters, Sidney Poitier, Fred Astaire, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ginger Rogers, and Patricia Neal.                          
1968-04-05, NBC, 8 min.
Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Patricia Neal, Dr. Martin Luther King

     Johnny Carson monologue explains last nights show airing (April 4, 1968) video taped before just before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King occurred. Consequently, the broadcast tape aired at 11:30 PM without mentioning the death of King. 

A large portion of the public felt insulted that no mention of the assassination was mentioned and wondered why NBC elected to run  the pre recorded tape recorded earlier that night in the first place.       

On this April 5, 1968 broadcast the next night Johnny Carson expresses his own sympathy to the King family and apologizes to the public for all of the misunderstanding that was a  point of discussion after the airing of last nights program. 

Incomplete appearance of actress Patricia Neal. 

The TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON had a policy of PRE TAPING the TONIGHT SHOW "LIVE" from 7:00PM TO 8:30PM to be televised later that night from 11:30 PM to 1:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated at 7:01 PM EST and was officially proclaimed deceased at 8:00 PM EST. 

The first network Special Reports of the shooting of Dr. King aired on CBS TV from 8:24 to 8:30 PM, ABC TV, from 8:52 to 9:21 PM, and NBC TV, from 9:00 to 9:10 PM. 

President Johnson addressed the nation from 9:00 to 9:10 PM. The earliest TV Network bulletins were approximately broadcast after 8:15pm, fifteen minutes before Johnny Carson would conclude taping THE TONIGHT SHOW broadcast at 8:30pm EASTER STANDARD TIME.

The facts remain that Johnny Carson was not aware of the assassination when he concluded the taping of his show, just before the assassination occurred. 

However, what is curious is the fact while NBC TV broadcast a half-hour follow-up Special Report on the assassination (9:30 PM - 10:00 PM) and a third Special Report update from 11:00 PM to 11:10 PM the NBC Network decided to air the TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON at 11:30 PM, instead of cancelling all regular scheduled programming in that sensitive time period. No mention of the assassination and death of Dr. Martin Luther King preceded the airing of The Tonight Show or during the ninety minute broadcast. And so audiences who were tuning in to their television sets for the first time that evening were watching Johnny performing laughs and his guests discussing frivolity after what had just occurred hours before. 

It was these circumstances that drew thousands of calls to NBC and condemnation for such airing and insensitivity.   

This Johnny Carson monologue broadcast record is one of the highlight lost tapes during its 30 year run.                                     
1970-04-19, NBC, 180 min.
James Stewart, Cary Grant, David Frost, Walter Matthau, Jack Cassidy, Michael Caine, Patricia Neal, Julie Andrews, Claire Bloom, George C. Scott, Shirley McLaine, Clive Barnes, Robert Stevens

The 24th annual Tony Awards are telecast from the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. 

Hosts: Julie Andrews, Shirley McLaine, and Walter Matthau.             
1970-04-19, NBC, 180 min.
James Stewart, Cary Grant, David Frost, Walter Matthau, Jack Cassidy, Michael Caine, Patricia Neal, Julie Andrews, Claire Bloom, George C. Scott, Shirley McLaine, Clive Barnes, Robert Stevens

The 24th annual Tony Awards are telecast from the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. 

Hosts: Julie Andrews, Shirley McLaine, and Walter Matthau.    

Dupe of #9747.                       
1972-04-20, SYN, 90 min.
Merv Griffin, Patricia Neal, Garson Kanin

October 1, 1962-March 29, 1963 (NBC); 1965-1969 (Syndicated); August 18, 1969-February 11, 1972 (CBS); 1972-1986 (Syndicated).

Patricia Neal and Garson Kanin are the guests.                                                   
#1137: MOVIES, THE
1974-04-01, WABC, 204 min.
Eddie Cantor, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Broderick Crawford, Maurice Chevalier, Paul Henreid, Al Jolson, Jack Lemmon, Jeanette MacDonald, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Merle Oberon, Ingrid Bergman, Anne Bancroft, Broderick Crawford, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Laurence Olivier, Patricia Neal, Mae West, Deborah Kerr

A retrospective from the silents to the '70s featuring highlights from 110 motion pictures with the stars Greta Garbo, Eddie Cantor, Maurice Chevalier, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Bette Davis, Lawrence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Marx Bros., Mae West, Broderick Crawford, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Al Jolson, Jeanette MacDonald, Dustin Hoffman, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon, and many others.
1975-11-10, NBC, 120 min.
Mark Hamill, Patricia Neal, Claude Akins, John Savage, Nehemia Persoff

Story of an athlete who is stricken by leukemia. Eric refuses to be broken in spirit.
1976-05-20, ABC, 90 min.
Walter Abel, Celeste Holm, Helen Gallagher, Jamie Ross, Patricia Neal, Melba Moore, Jonelle Allen, Jacqueline Mayro, Lois Nettleton, Claudia McNeil, Catherine Glass, Joan Hackett, Hal Holden, Frank Longella, Joanna Miles,, Kate Mulgrew, George Rose

 The contributions of noted American women over the past 200 years are depicted through dramatizations and newsreel footage. Patricia Neal narrates.
  Women profiled include Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, pioneer suffragettes; Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves; and Margret Sanger, who established the first birth control clinic in the U.S.          
1982-10-10, WNEW, 118 min.
Anthony Quinn, David Susskind, Harry S. Truman, Joyce Davidson, Nikita Khrushchev, Patricia Neal, Maureen Stapleton, Betty Comden, Lawrence Harvey, Truman Capote, Ben Gazarra, Norman Mailer, Joyce Davidson Susskind, Adolph Geen, Julie Stein

A look back at 25 years of David Susskind OPEN END & THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW. David Susskind and his wife Joyce Davidson Susskind reminisce and play clips of past shows. David, remembers the very first show, premiere of the movie "The World of Suzi Wong," which in his estimation was a "disaster."   
Discussed is the oldest surviving kinescope, a December 1958 broadcast with Ben Gazzara, Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Lawrence Harvey, Julie Stein and Patricia Neal. A 90 second clip of that show is heard.

Susskind remembers fondly the "How to be a Jewish Son" broadcast with Mel Brooks, Harry Truman's appearance in 1961, and Nikita Khrushchev's appearance in 1960. Other shows are remembered related to topics about nuns, prostitution, Viet Nam War, five swinging hair dressers, others, including one with Norman Mailer, Anthony Quinn, Maureen Stapleton and Truman Capote.

David Susskind sums up his 25 years of talk, and states in all that time he missed only four shows.                                   
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