Broadcasters #74


David Susskind

5 comments:

Vanwall said...

An intelligent voice in broadcasting - tho I'll never forget his interview with The Firesign Theater.

jim smith said...

That was the set of his idea "Open End" on New York's Channel 13. Started in the late '50's as a healthy reaction to the thin, puerile "what a lovely dress you're wearing" kind of TV interview prevalent then. Came on at 10 or so on Sunday nights, good guests, good conversation and the show was literally open ended. It stayed on for as long as the conversation stayed good. Hours sometimes. Later he moved to Channel 5 and eventually went to a "close-ended" one hour format. But good conversation still. Jim

Peter L. Winkler said...

I liked him.

Tommy O'C said...

He was a graduate of Dartmouth. And never let anyone forget it. Sinatra wanted to have his legs broken for some slight, real or imagined (this, via Kitty Kelley). But it would have needed an okay from an East Coast mobster who had his own gripes about Sinatz. For which I am thankful.

STARTOONZ said...

They need to put a boxed DVD set of his shows out! Great Stuff!