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#13334B: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "METHOD OR MADNESS?"
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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 

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 topic...show 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.           
#13334: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "ARTHUR GODFREY"
1959-03-15, WNTA, 8 min.
David Susskind, Arthur Godfrey, Jean Kennedy

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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 

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 topic...show 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.

David Susskind interviews Arthur Godfrey on the status of television. Godfrey comments on the present state of television and its future.  He believes that at one time he had 40% of the TV audience when he was number one. Importance of selling a sponsor.  Susskind believes that the public should be more pro active and demand what content they would prefer to view on TV.  
Arthur  Godfrey states how much he has enjoyed doing the show. It has given him time to think in a studio talk show atmosphere. 

NOTE: This March 15, 1959 show is the second oldest known program, surviving in any broadcast form, to be extant. 

The video tape of this original broadcast would be used again for a repeat TV broadcast on Sunday, September 20, 1959. Then it would be erased. 

The oldest surviving archived remnant is a 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
#13419: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "RICHARD M. NIXON"
1960-05-15, WNTA, min.
David Susskind, Richard Nixon

1958-1987

Theatrical and television producer David Susskind hosted this talk program consisting of a wide variety of topics. Each show centered around one topic consisting of four to seven guests. 

The guest is Vice-President Richard Nixon. Topics include the U-2 affair and the proposed summit. 

Host: David Susskind. Seen on WNTA-TV channel 13 in New York City.                                                                                                     
#13419A: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1960-05-15, WNTA, 209 min.
David Susskind, Richard Nixon

1958-1987

Theatrical and television producer David Susskind hosted this talk program consisting of a wide variety of topics. Each show centered around one topic consisting of four to seven guests. 

On this broadcast one guest, Vice President Richard M. Nixon discusses a myriad of topics related to this marathon 3 hour and 29 minute OPEN END live interview with host David Susskind. 

The guest is Vice-President Richard Nixon. Topics include the U-2 affair, the proposed summit, American culture, morality, education and television. 

Host: David Susskind. Seen on WNTA-TV channel 13 in New York City.                                                                                                     
#13419B: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "NELSON ROCKEFELLER"
1960-06-12, WNTA, 137 min.
David Susskind, Nelson Rockefeller

New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller talks politics and other subjects for 2 hours and 17 minutes with host David Susskind.        
#13419J: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "POTPOURI OF OPINIONS"
1960-07-27, WNTA, 162 min.
Steve Allen, David Susskind, Shelley Winters, Pamela Mason, Dr. Frank Baxter,, Richard Green

David Susskind hosts this roundtable discussion with entertainers who exhibit strong convictions. Joining in this marathon 2 hour & 42 minute conversation are Steve Allen, Shelley Winters, Pamela Mason, Dr. Frank Baxter, and SAG President, Richard Green.            
#13489: "WITNESS, THE"
1960-09-29, CBS, min.
David Susskind, Telly Savalas, Paul McGrath

September 29th,1960-January 26th, 1961 (CBS)

David Susskind was the executive producer for this unusual anthology series that was cloaked in pseudo-documentary trappings. Each show was set in a congressional hearing room where suspected racketeers were grilled by a panel of investigators. Some of the characters who appeared were entirely fictional, while others were based on real people. Telly Savalas guest-starred on the premiere of the series as Lucky Luciano. Paul McGrath appeared as the chairman of the investigating panel.

This is the series premiere.                          
#13334A: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE MOVIE MAKERS"
1960-10-02, WNTA, 168 min.
David Susskind, George Cukor, Jerry Wald, Greer Garson, David Taradash, Richard Brooks, Phil Gries, Fred Zimmermann, Gary Rugowski

   OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE MOVIE MAKERS"
1960-10-02, WNTA, 168 min.
David Susskind, George Cukor, Jerry Wald, Greer Garson, Fred Zinnemann, David Taradash, Richard Brooks, Gary Rutowski, Phil Gries
                 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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 


OPEN END with David Susskind: (WNTA Channel 13 Television)

                          "THE MOVIE MAKERS"

Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. The show ended when host, moderator David Susskind felt all conversation points were discussed. Some of these marathon telecasts lasted over four hours!. 

The series premiered 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 topic...show 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. For the first three years, of its 26 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. The OPEN END with David Susskind Show also found syndication across the country and each market would run the program at different time 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 ran for a finite three hours long. Thus the re-run of the MOVIE MAKERS had some footage deleted from its original telecast which aired for over 3 hours & 30 minutes,  2 hours & 48 minutes sans 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, and its air time was reduced to a two hour show.  

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.

"THE MOVIE MAKERS" panel consisted of directors, Fred Zinnemann, Richard Brooks, George Cukor, writer / producer Jerry Wald and screen writer Daniel Taradash. The round table discussion is lively and continued for almost three hours, sans commercials, many topics and anecdotal stories are exchanged. Discussion related to critics, the picture making business of today and yesterday, technical financial challenges of the day, budgets, the independent film making movement, working methods, the motion picture code, the black list, stars of tomorrow, new wave cinema, and commentary related to Hollywood legends, past and present, including  D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Jerry Lewis, John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, and so many others.

One unexpected highlight on this show is the inclusion of actress Greer Garson who can be heard in the studio, and at one point comes to the round-table and serves sandwiches to the panel, where Susskind and the panel start to inject their own humor related to this gesture.

NOTE: This broadcast was discovered by archivist / scholar, Gary Rutowski (www.savetv.tv) in the form of six two sided 10" acetate discs. Eleven sides were cut. Each side plays for approximately 15 minutes. The discs were recorded by Soundcraft, at the request of guest panelist, David Taradash. Soundcraft was a duplication company with headquarters located  in New York City at the time. The acetates were recorded at 33 &1/3rpm.

Phil Gries cleaned, restored and digitized the acetates in December of 2018. The ten hour process required some equalization, slight volume adjustments, elimination of occasional unwanted extraneous recorded content, occasional moderate unwanted electronic "noise," host David Susskind lead ins to commercial breaks (ten) and four additional edits eliminating gaps, clicks, and chatter. Thus, segues from one disc side to another, eleven in all, were created producing a listening flow as a complete program which never goes to commercial.  

This rare example of a very early OPEN END with David Susskind broadcast is an historic and important television audio air check, now archived and preserved in digital form, reprocessed with continuity by Phil Gries (all extraneous audio eliminated), for the first time in six decades. It is considered one of the oldest surviving OPEN END complete broadcasts, or almost complete broadcasts extant.  



                                                                                                                                                                                               
       
#7112: ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: DIAMOND JUBILEE PLUS ONE
1960-10-07, NBC, 57 min.
Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, David Susskind, Richard M. Nixon, Mary Martin, Richard Rodgers, John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Mahalia Jackson, George Burns, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carol Channing, Joanne Woodward, Lucille Ball, Omar Bradley, Nat King Cole, John F. Kenndy, Irene Dunne, Reginald Rose, Tom Dooley

SPECIAL BROADCAST SALUTE
Mrs. FDR was 75 a year ago and as a plus one year follow up, a tribute to her (and the Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Research Foundation located in Denver Colorado) by admirers in and out of show business.  Many perform during this one-hour celebration special broadcast. 

Bob Hope hosts this program which presents show business personalities and other prominent people.
Executive Producer, David Susskind.
Written for Television by  Reginald Rose.

NOTE: Occasional original slight broadcast audio hum.                                                                                              
#13496: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV"
1960-10-09, WNTA, 66 min.
David Susskind, Nikita Khrushchev

The final 66 minutes has been archived on 1/4" master audio tape of the show with David Susskind interviewing Nikita Khrushchev.  

NOTE:  David Susskind's show, Open End, was so titled because the show's episode ran as long as needed to cover the topic. In mid October, 1960, Susskind invited Nikita Khrushchev to appear for an interview. Khrushchev was prepared to expose any hypocrisy and propaganda, and the usually unbeatable Susskind had met his match. For 2 hours, Khrushchev pummeled Susskind's anti-Russian and anti-Castro's rants, embarrassing Susskind and the nation. It was even more unfortunate when a anti-communism commercial ran mid-way through the live event. Khrushchev, realizing what had just happened, commented about the "trickery."

Susskind delivered long patriotic orations and attempted to appear statesman-like, but Khrushchev exposed Susskind's flip behavior. When Susskind remarked to Khrushchev, "You are baying at the moon", Khrushchev, according to Time Magazine, "gave him a naughty-boy dressing down, beginning by asking Susskind's age (39) and suggesting he had much to learn." Throughout the interview, Khrushchev was amiable, calm, and on-target. 

SEE ATA#13496B, "WORLD IN PERSPECTIVE" televised right after the OPEN END Susskind & Khrushchev interview. A review of the program is discussed with David Susskind and a panel of six journalists.                                                                         
#13496B: WORLD IN PERSPECTIVE
1960-10-16, WIP, 98 min.
David Susskind, Joseph Newman, Margarite Higgins, Blair Frazier, Harry Schwartz, Alan Ashbolt, Henry Shapiro, James Wexler

 A perspective of the OPEN END television interview which host David Susskind conducted with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on October 9, 1960. 

A panel of seven journalist join David Susskind and give their opinions related to last weeks controversial broadcast. 
They include:

Margarite Higgins of the Herald Tribune
Joseph Newman of the Herald Tribune
Blair Frazier of McLain's CBC
Harry Schwartz of the New York Times
Alan Ashbolt of the Australian Broadcasting Network   
Henry Shapiro of the United Press International 
James Wexler of the New York Post    
#9439: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-10-17, NBC, 15 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, David Susskind, Nikita Khrushchev, Elizabeth Taylor, Jose Melies, Elsa Maxwell

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

In his monologue Jack Paar comments on the current political campaign, two and half weeks prior to  the election. Guest, Elsa Maxwell attacks David Susskind, Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev, and Elizabeth Taylor. 
                                                                                                                                                                       
#13496A: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "VOICES OF AFRICA"
1960-10-23, WNTA, 188 min.
David Susskind, Mr. Mulhallom, Cryson Saki, Mr. Washakie, Sir Andrew Cohen

    The topic of tonight's round table discussion relate to the problems and political challenges facing the continent of contemporary Africa. Guests include Mr. Mulhallom of Somalia, Cryson Saki of Ghana, Mr. Washakie of Nigeria and Sir Andrew Cohen of Great Britain.          
#130C: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "BACKSTAGE ON BROADWAY"
1960-11-17, WNTA, 165 min.
Anthony Quinn, David Susskind, Jack Lemmon, Brendan Beahan, Celeste Holme, George Devine

 Theater is the subject. Joining host David Susskind are his guests, Jack Lemmon, Anthony Quinn, Brendan Beahan, Celeste Holme, George Devine, and Tennessee Williams.             
#130D: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "THE UNITED NATIONS IN CRISIS"
1960-11-20, WNTA, 117 min.
David Susskind, Sir David Ormsby Gore, Walt W. Rostow, Adolf A. Berle Jr., Dr. Louis Nevel, Chandra Jau

Topic of tonight's round table discussion with host David Susskind relate to the challenges faced by The United Nations. 
Guests include Sir David Ormsby-Gore, British diplomat and conservative politician, Walt W. Rostow, American economist, professor and political theorist, Adolf A. Berle Jr., lawyer, educator, and former US Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs, Dr. Louis Nevel, member on many UN councils, and Chandra Jau, advocate on the Human Rights Commission.                        
#130E: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY"
1960-11-27, WNTA, 116 min.
David Susskind, Melvin Laird, Clifford Case, Leverett Saltonstall, George D. Akin, Clair Hoffman

 Three United States Senators and two House of Representatives discuss the future of their Republican Party. 
Joining host David Susskind are Senator Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts, Senator George D. Akin of Vermont, Representative Clair Hoffman of Michigan, Senator Clifford Case of New Jersey, and Representative Melvin Laird of Wisconsin.
                         
#130B: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "PSYCHE, PSYCHOSIS & PSYCHOLOGY"
1960-12-04, WNTA, 165 min.
David Susskind, Dr. Frederick Hacker, Dr. Edward Stainbrook, Dr. Judd Marmor, Dr. Ralph Greenson, Dr. Milton Wexler, Dr. Eugene Pumpian-Mindlin

                 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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 


OPEN END with David Susskind: (WNTA Channel 13 Television)

              "PSYCHE, PSYCHOSIS & PSYCHOLOGY"

Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. The show ended when host, moderator David Susskind felt all conversation points were discussed. Some of these marathon telecasts lasted over four hours!. 

The series premiered 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 topic...show 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. For the first three years, of its 26 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. The OPEN END with David Susskind Show also found syndication across the country and each market would run the program at different time 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 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. 

 This rare example of a very early OPEN END with David Susskind broadcast is an historic and important television audio air check, now archived and preserved in digital form, reprocessed with continuity by Phil Gries (all extraneous audio eliminated), for the first time in six decades. It is considered one of the oldest surviving OPEN END complete broadcasts, or almost complete broadcasts extant.  



                                                                                                                                                                                                            
#13419C: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "ACTOR'S SYNDROME."
1960-12-11, WNTA, 104 min.
David Susskind, Bill Davidson, Faye Emerson, Dr. Herbert Kupper, Gilbert Milstein, Eleanor Harris, Mauice Zoltan

Because of a New York City snowstorm, host David Susskind is not able to arrive for this broadcast. Fay Emerson replaces him as hostess. The first hour of the broadcast is not archived. Joined in progress. 
Guests include Pete Martin, Dr. Herbert Kupper, Bill Davidson, Gilbert Milstein, Eleanor Harris, and Maurice Zoltan                                     
#13419D: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "NEW ORLEANS CRISIS"
1960-12-18, WNTA, 117 min.
David Susskind

    A discussion related to school desegregation in the New Orleans school system. 

NOTE: The New Orleans school desegregation crisis took place on November 14, 1960 when two New Orleans elementary schools were desegregated. Desegregation was a policy that introduced black students into all-white schools, as ordered by the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954, in which the court ruled racial segregation of public schools to be unconstitutional. There had been significant backlash form white New Orleans residents towards desegregating, and the New Orleans school board tried everything they could to postpone the mandatory desegregation from the federal government. 
        
#13419E: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "HOLLYWOOD'S FOURTH ESTATE"(PART ONE OF TWO BROADCASTS)
1960-12-25, WNTA, 200 min.
David Susskind, Joe Hyams, Florabel Muir, Murray Schumach, Johah Ruddy, Mike Connolly

 "Hollywood's Fourth Estate," is discussed by columnists covering the movieland scene. They include, Joe Hyams, American columnist and author of bestselling biographies of Hollywood stars including Humphrey Bogart, Mike Connolly, American magazine reporter and primarily a Hollywood columnist, Florabel Muir, American reporter, newspaper columnist and author, covering Hollywood celebrities and underworld gangsters from the 1920s through the 1960s, Murray Schumach, Author and Hollywood reporter for the New York Times, Mike Connolly, American magazine reporter and Hollywood columnist, and Jonah Ruddy.                                     
#13419F: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "HOLLYWOOD'S FOURTH ESTATE" (PART TWO OF TWO BROADCASTS)
1961-01-01, WNTA, 112 min.
David Susskind, Joe Hyams, Florabel Muir, Murray Schumach, Johah Ruddy, Mike Connolly

 "Hollywood's Fourth Estate," is discussed by columnists covering the movieland scene. They include, Joe Hyams, American columnist and author of bestselling biographies of Hollywood stars including Humphrey Bogart, Mike Connolly, American magazine reporter and primarily a Hollywood columnist, Florabel Muir, American reporter, newspaper columnist and author, covering Hollywood celebrities and underworld gangsters from the 1920s through the 1960s, Murray Schumach, Author and Hollywood reporter for the New York Times, Mike Connolly, American magazine reporter and Hollywood columnist, and Jonah Ruddy.                                                  
#13419G: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "A LOOK AT THE WORLD BY WORLD CORRESPONDENTS"
1961-01-15, WNTA, 95 min.
David Susskind, Alogey Jose, William Clark, Bottom Nekrasov

The topic of tonight's round table discussion, predictions about the world in the New Year, 1961. 

Guests include, Alogey Jose Nigerian Correspondent, William Clark, UK commentator and director, Bottom Nekrasov, Russian Correspondent, Patrick O' Donovan, Washington D.C. correspondent, James McCulley, Australian Editor, and Prim Batiya, Indian Correspondent.               
#13419H: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "SOME NOVELISTS OF OUR TIME"
1961-01-22, WNTA, 165 min.
David Susskind, James Mitchener, Nancy Wilson Ross, Sloan Wilson, Morris West, Virgilia Peterson, Alan Drury

A 2 hour and 45 minute round table discussion...reflections by novelists James Mitchener(Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, Centennial), Nancy Wilson Ross(Joan of Arc, Westward the Women, Thor's Visit to the Land of Giants), Sloan Wilson(The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, A Summer Place),  Morris West(The Devil's Advocate, Children of the Sun, The Big Story), Virgilia Peterson, and Alan Drury(Advise and Consent).                         
#130: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "THE SINATRA CLAN - WHAT MAKES THEM RUN?"
1961-09-10, WNEW, 62 min.
Jackie Gleason, David Susskind, Ernie Kovacs, Joe E. Lewis, Marya Mannes, Dick Gehman, Lenore Lemmon

The premiere of OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND on WNEW TV, now reduced to a two hour weekly Sunday night broadcast time slot from the original open ended time concept as presented since 1958 on WNTA TV. 

On this Premiere show the discussion revolves around the RAT PACK, originally devised by Humphrey Bogart and now comprised of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. 
On the panel discussing this topic with great candor are Jackie Gleason, Ernie Kovaks, Toots Shore, Joe E. Lewis, Marya Mannes, Dick Gehman and Lenore Lemmon, former girl friend of George Reeves (Superman on TV) at the time of his death in 1959.

NOTE: This Archival TV Audio Air Check began recording when this program was in progress. It contains the entire first 62 minutes of the broadcast with the exception of the origianl introduction of guests by moderator David Susskind.                                     
#130A: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN"
1961-09-17, WNEW, 101 min.
David Susskind, Harry S. Truman

The second broadest of OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND on WNEW TV, now reduced to a two hour weekly Sunday night broadcast time limitation from the original open ended time concept as presented since 1958 on WNTA TV. 

An in depth interview with former President Harry S. Truman. Topics discussed include, Red China, the Soviet Union, America's role in world affairs, Truman's days as Chief Executive and his philosophy related to longevity (he takes a few mile walk almost every day). 

NOTE:
When, in 1961, Susskind conducted this one on one interview with former President Harry Truman in Truman's hometown of Independence, Missouri, he offered to pick up Truman at his home to take him to the Truman Presidential Library for the taping. Susskind asked Truman why he hadn't been invited into the home. According to presidential historian Michael Beschloss, Truman flatly told Susskind, "This is Bess's house" and that there had never been nor would there ever be a Jewish guest in there.


                                                 
#155: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE ART OF COMEDY"
1961-12-24, WNEW, 96 min.
David Susskind, Johnny Carson, Woody Allen, Dave Astor, Jack Carter, Mickey Rooney

Guests Johnny Carson, Woody Allen, Dave Astor, Jack Carter and Mickey Rooney discuss the world of comedy with David Susskind.  This very rare "lost TV broadcast" was Woody Allen's first notable television appearance and was telecast nine months before Johnny Carson would become host of "The Tonight Show."  

NOTE: Originally recorded off the air by Phil Gries. Woody Allen who had been looking to obtain this "lost" broadcast for years was given a personal copy by Gries in January 1997 and soon after donated a copy to The Paley Center for Media (at that time named The  Museum of Television and Radio).
Jack Carter also received a copy of this broadcast from Gries who discussed in a letter his near fisticuff moments with Woody Allen during commercial breaks.                        
#915: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "TELEVISION AROUND THE WORLD"
1962-06-03, WNEW, 94 min.
David Susskind, Dennis G. Scuse, Jacques Sallebert, Lister Sinclair, Leonard Mauger, John McCarthy, Francis Yoshimura

Television around the world is discussed by Dennis G. Scusse (UK),
Jacques Sallebert (France), Lister Sinclair (Canada), Leonard Mauger (Australia), John G. McCarthy (USA), and Francis Yoshimura (Japan). David Susskind is host.             
#257: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE WORLD OF JACKIE GLEASON"
1962-09-02, WNEW, 105 min.
Jackie Gleason, David Susskind

Jackie Gleason is interviewed by David Susskind. This television profile of the "Great One" was first broadcast on Jan. 7, 1962.

NOTE: Only a brief excerpt survives on kinescope of this definitive interview of "The Great One." This peerless television audio air check archives the complete program as audio recorded by Phil Gries off the air at the time of the original broadcast.              
#13807: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"SHOULD THE US GET TOUGH WITH CUBA?"
1962-09-30, WNEW, min.
David Susskind, Thomas Dodd, Clifford Case

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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 
            
Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. 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 topic...show 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.


NOTE: This March 15, 1959 show is the second oldest known program, surviving in any broadcast form, to be extant. 

The video tape of this original broadcast would be used again for a repeat TV broadcast on Sunday, September 20, 1959. Then it would be erased. 

The oldest surviving archived remnant is a 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.

Tonight's Topic: Should the US get tough with Cuba? Participants include Senator Thomas Dodd, (Democrat, Connecticut), and Senator Clifford Case, (New Jersey).
The discussion includes the current Soviet military buildup in Cuba, a possible US blockade around Cuba, the risk of World War 111.

Host: David Susskind. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
#13870: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "IS THIS TV SEASON A FLOP?"
1962-11-04, WNEW, min.
David Susskind, Ben Gross, Terrence OFlaherty, Richard Doan, John McPhee, Laurence Laurent, Terry Turner, Anthony LaCamera

1958-1987

Theatrical and television producer David Susskind hosted this talk program consisting of a wide variety of topics. Each show centered around one topic consisting of four to seven guests. Occasionally, there would be one guest.

Host: David Susskind. Topic: "Is This TV season a Flop?" 
Postponed from the previous week. 

Various TV critics discuss this issue.  They are Richard Doan, Ben Gross and John McPhee (New York) Terrence O'Flaherty (San Francisco) Laurence Laurent (Washington, D.C.) Terry Turner (Chicago) and Anthony La Camera (Boston).                                                                                                                                                                   
#13908: BARRY GRAY INTERVIEWS, THE
1962-12-12, , min.
Jackie Gleason, David Susskind, Hugh Hefner, Barry Gray

Barry Gray was an American radio personality, often referred to as "the father of talk radio." His late-night New York City radio talk show was carried by WOR radio and then later by WMCA. 

Barry Gray returned to WMCA in 1950, and stayed there for 39 years, refining the talk show format still utilized today. During the 1960s, he was in the odd position of having an 11 p.m.-1 a.m. late-night talk show on a station otherwise dominated by Top 40 music and the youth-targeted "Good Guys" disc jockey campaign. But for teenagers who kept their radios on into the night, Gray's show was a window into the high-brow New York culture of the 1940s and 1950s.

Today's topic: The Playboy Club opens in New York City. David Susskind, Hugh Hefner,(owner of the Playboy Club) Barry Gray, and Jackie Gleason discuss the opening.                                                                                         
#13949: JOHN HENRY FAULK PROGRAM
1963-01-07, WINS, 7 min.
David Susskind, David Merrick

John Henry Faulk was a storyteller and radio show host. A Victim and Supporter of the Blacklist Struggle. 

David Susskind is John Henry Faulks's guest. Susskind raps Merrick and reviews Merrick's review of his own play, "Oliver" which Merrick brought to the United States in 1963. He calls Merrick an Abdominal Snowman, and heavily criticizes the producer.
Susskind also reviews and pans the play "Hidden Strangers." 


                                                                                                                              
#13984: VAL ADAMS
1963-02-19, , 6 min.
David Susskind, Val Adams

Radio and television news with TV and radio critic Val Adams.

David Susskind reviews (and pans) the play "Heroine." 

Val Adams gives the latest TV news.                                         
#14012: BARRY GRAY INTERVIEWS, THE
1963-03-27, WMCA, 32 min.
David Susskind, Abby Mann, Celeste Holm, Barry Gray, Martin Pohl, Harold Rand, David Slavitt

Barry Gray was an American radio personality, often referred to as "the father of talk radio." His late-night New York City radio talk show was carried by WOR radio and then later by WMCA. 

Barry Gray returned to WMCA in 1950, and stayed there for 39 years, refining the talk show format still utilized today. During the 1960s, he was in the odd position of having an 11 p.m.-1 a.m. late-night talk show on a station otherwise dominated by Top 40 music and the youth-targeted "Good Guys" disc jockey campaign. But for teenagers who kept their radios on into the night, Gray's show was a window into the high-brow New York culture of the 1940s and 1950s.

Topic: Barry Gray discusses the virtue of the Academy Awards with guests David Susskind, Celeste Holme, Abby Mann and others.                                                               
#453: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "MARLON BRANDO OPINIONATES"
1963-04-21, WNEW, 83 min.
David Susskind, Marlon Brando, Eugene Burdick, George Englund

David Susskind interviews Marlon Brando. Also on hand is author Eugene Burdick and producer-director George Englund. 
During this rare television interview, Marlon Brando discusses many topics including world affairs and the rigors of stardom.                        
#14231: PREMISE, THE
1963-07-20, WPIX, min.
David Susskind, Joan Darling, James J. Frawley, Theodore J. Flicker, Thomas Aldredge

The cast of the original off-Broadway hit presents two hours of improvisations and sketches based on life in general and current events. The players Theodore J. Flicker, Thomas Aldredge, Joan Darling, and James J. Frawley, hardly leave a stone untouched, as they satirize everything from movies ("West Side Story" and "David and Lisa") to Caroline Kennedy. Skits include a southern tourist in Germany, love on the subway, and astronauts discussing old radio shows, David Susskind hosts.                                      
#14353: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND: "GOLDWATER FOR PRESIDENT"
1963-10-20, WPIX, 31 min.
David Susskind, Barry Goldwater, Jacob Javits, John G. Tower, Stanley Tupper, James McGregor Burns

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
DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW (SYNDICATED, PBS, and COMMERCIAL STATIONS, including WNEW, New York). 
            
Open End with David Susskind was a break through talk show which literally had no time limit. 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 topic...show 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, and prostitutes.

The oldest surviving archived remnant is a 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.

Tonight's Topic: "Goldwater For President:" A triumph or disaster for the Republican Party? The effects of Goldwater conservatism on the outlook for the Republican Party are discussed by Senators Jacob Javits of New York, John G. Tower of Texas, and Norris Cotton of New Hampshire, Rep.Stanley Tupper of Maine and political scientist James McGregor Burns. 


Host: David Susskind. 

This is the second broadcast of "Open End" on WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
#584: MANY WORLDS OF JACKIE GLEASON, THE
1964-01-04, WCBS, 50 min.
Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, David Susskind, Jack Klugman, Arthur Godfrey, Peter Falk, Dina Merrill, Willie Mosconi, Arnold Palmer

This special edition of the American Scene Magazine marks Jackie Gleason's 35 years in show business. Art Carney is host. There is a Chex Cereal Commercial included.
#620: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"AN ACTOR'S PROFESSION"
1964-03-01, WPIX, 30 min.
David Susskind, Montgomery Clift, Colleen Dewhurst, Georgia Brown, Robert Ryan, Sybil Burton, George C. Scott

David Susskind welcomes guests Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan, Sybil Burton, George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst and Georgia Brown.

NOTE: Only the first half hour of this "lost" program was recorded off the air by Phil Gries at the time of the original broadcast.                           
#633: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE LAUGH MAKERS"
1964-03-22, WPIX, 99 min.
Jack E. Leonard, David Susskind, Jackie Kannon, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell, Mel Brooks

David Susskind greets laugh makers Jack E. Leonard, Mel Brooks, Bill Cosby, Nipsey Russell and Jackie Kannon.  

Another peerless audio recording off the air by Phil Gries at the time of the original broadcast. A  "lost" TV Broadcast.                         
#14577: HOTLINE WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1964-06-23, WPIX, 9 min.
David Susskind, Dorothy Kilgallen, Joyce Davidson, Barry Goldwater, J. Edgar Hoover, Gore Vidal, Jean Kennedy, William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)

A ninety-minute pilot program for a future short-lived phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.

Topics discussed are civil rights, (the disappearance of three civil rights workers, the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover,) politics-Barry Goldwater, etc.

Host: David Susskind. The producer of this PILOT program is Jean Kennedy. 

When Hot line became a regular short lived series (23 broadcasts), televised live, on New York local station WPIX (the show was never picked up for syndication) Joyce Davidson became producer of the show, her main function as she confirmed was screen viewer calls. She and  David Susskind were married in 1966.

Guests:  Dorothy Kilgallen, Gore Vidal, and the Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. 

Pilot program.                                                                                                       
#684: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"DIVORCE:THE HIGH COST OF LOVING AND LOSING"
1964-07-19, WPIX, 102 min.
David Susskind, Samuel G. Kling

First aired Feb. 16, 1964. "Divorce: The High Cost of Loving and Losing." The subject of divorce is discussed by six divorced people and expert lawyer on the subject, Samuel G. Kling.                          
#699: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"ROCK N' ROLL:THE NEW LOUD SOUND FROM TIN PAN ALLEY"
1964-08-23, WPIX, 85 min.
David Susskind, William B. Williams, Bobby Vinton, Goldie Goldmark, Jack Keller, Phil Spector, Murray the K, Lesley Gore, Murray Kaufman

"Rock N' Roll: The New Loud Sound From Tin Pan Alley," is the topic with guests William B. Williams, Murray "The K" Kaufman, 17 year old Lesley Gore, Bobby Vinton, Goldie Goldmark, Jack Keller and 24 year old Phil Spector, who eventually dominates the conversation with many personal points of view, comments, and disagreements in particular with William B. Williams and moderator, David Susskind.

NOTE: This peerless TV Audio Air Check represents the first time that Phil Spector voiced subjective and personal anecdotal feelings on a TV talk show, revelatory  to his revolutionary work he was doing and portending to do in the future. Of the over 20,000 titles in the collection of ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO this television audio air check is considered one of the extant audio gems  representing this "lost" television broadcast which was erased soon after it was broadcast August 23, 1964.      

This recording was personally Audio recorded off the air, 1/4" reel to reel tape, direct line, obtaining excellent sound quality at the time of this one time only broadcast, by Phil Gries, founder and owner of ATA.                                                                                    
#708: OPEN END WITH DAVID SUSSKIND:"THE STATE OF BASEBALL TODAY"
1964-10-04, WPIX, 100 min.
Roy Campanella, David Susskind, Jackie Robinson, Frankie Frisch, Charles O. Finley, Bob Feller, Keith Morris

The state of baseball today is discussed by former Brooklyn Dodger greats Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson, Charles O. Finley, owner of the Kansas City Athletics, Bob Feller, former pitching star of the Cleveland Indians, Frankie Frisch, former Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Keith Morris of Sports Illustrated.

This "lost" television program was audio recorded off the air by Phil Gries at the time of its original broadcast. 
One of the GEMS archived in the collection of Archival Television Audio, Inc.                         
#14617: HOTLINE WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1964-10-06, WPIX, 18 min.
David Susskind, Jackie Robinson, Dorothy Kilgallen, Joyce Davidson, Murray the K, Gore Vidal, Murray Kaufman

October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)

DEBUT of this ninety-minute short-lived ground breaking phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City form 11:15pm to 12:45pm.

Topics discussed are pornography and the Warren Commission Report, 

Guests include Jackie Robinson, Gore Vidal, and Dorothy Kilgallen. WINS RADIO disc jockey Murray Kaufman calls the show.

Host: David Susskind. The producer of the program is Joyce Davidson. She married Susskind in 1966.                                                                                                                                                       
#14628: CASPER CITRON INTERVIEW
1964-10-13, WQXR, 5 min.
David Susskind, Casper Citron, William Rusher

Casper Citron was a long-time radio host and interviewer at WQXR And WOR radio in New York City, conducting his interviews from Manhattan hotel lobbies.

A debate on various issues: Conservative William Rusher and liberal David Susskind debate.

This program is joined in progress.                                     
#14646: "HORIZONS": THE CURRENT STATE OF TELEVISION
1964-10-19, , 19 min.
David Susskind, Dan Michael, Marian Mannes

The third program in the series. A panel discussion on where television is going and where it's taking the AM  people.   

Guest panelists are David Susskind who has been in television since 1947, critic and author Marian Mannes, and Dan Michael, vice president for CBS live programming.                                     
#14650: HOTLINE WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1964-10-20, WPIX, 19 min.
Jack E. Leonard, David Susskind, Dorothy Kilgallen, Joyce Davidson, Mel Brooks

October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)

A ninety-minute pilot program for a future short-lived phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.

Panel discussion on current topics with guests Jack E. Leonard, Mel Brooks, and Dorothy Kilgallen.

Host: David Susskind.

Host: David Susskind. The producer of the program is Joyce Davidson. She married Susskind in 1966.                                                                                                                             
#14709: HOTLINE WITH DAVID SUSSKIND
1965-02-02, WPIX, 21 min.
David Susskind, Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, John Henry Faulk, Ossie Davis

October 6th, 1964-March 2, 1965 (WPIX)

A ninety-minute pilot program for a future short-lived phone-in discussion program seen on local WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.

Guest Malcolm X answers questions about his new movement vs. Elijah Muhammad. Other guests are Ossie Davis and John Henry Faulk. 

Host: David Susskind.

Numerous phone calls from the viewing public to the studio in this live TV broadcast asking questions of the panel related to current challenges faced by blacks and racism. .

Host: David Susskind. The producer of the program is Joyce Davidson. She married Susskind in 1966.                                                                                                                                                       
#729: JOE FRANKLIN SHOW, THE
1965-02-05, WOR, 13 min.
Joe Franklin, David Susskind, Nikita Khrushchev

Joe Franklin interviews David Susskind who talks about his famous Nikita Khrushchev "Open End" interview and other career highlights.
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