Mickey Cohen’s Mike Wallace Interview Not Lost

As my status guide shows, the vast majority of the 72 episodes of ABC’s The Mike Wallace Interview are collected (and have been digitized) at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Several of those episodes exist solely on audio. However, one of the most controversial episodes, in which Wallace interviewed Mickey Cohen, … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – “The Mike Wallace Interview”

A total of 72 episodes of The Mike Wallace Interview were broadcast by ABC between 1957 and 1958 (here‘s my article on the show). From April of 1957 to April of 1958 the series was sponsored by Phillip Morris. Following the April 19th, 1958 episode — its 52nd — Phillip Morris dropped the series. Note … Continue Reading →

Watching The Mike Wallace Interview

Over the past few days I’ve managed to watch six episodes of The Mike Wallace Interview at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin while doing research for my article about the show. Some of the interviews I watched because I was interested in the guest or the subject while others … Continue Reading →

New Article – “The Mike Wallace Interview”

Originally I planned to write my second article for March about CBS and its decision not to broadcast Psycho in September 1966. Instead, I found myself drawn into the controversy surrounding ABC’s The Mike Wallace Interview, a half-hour series that aired from April of 1957 to September of 1958. Sometime last year I was sent … Continue Reading →

The Mike Wallace Interview

The Mike Wallace Interview

Mike Wallace had a number of local newscasts under his belt when he started hosting this half-hour interview series on ABC in April 1957. By the time it went off the air in September 1958 it had generated a slew of complaints, accusations, and lawsuits. Continue Reading →