Wednesday, May 18, 1960: The end of 'Playhouse 90'

The last original episode of "Playhouse 90" airs on CBS. It began in 1956 as 90 minutes of live drama, but by 1960 was being pre-recorded, yet it often remained more theater than television. Its notable productions included "Requiem for a Heavyweight" (the series' second show, left, written by Rod Serling), "The Miracle Worker," "The Days of Wine and Roses" and "Judgment at Nuremberg."

* Summary from Museum of Broadcast Communications (cached link): @
* Review of last episode: @
* More about Rod Serling: @ (cached link) and @ and @
* Watch "The Plot to Kill Stalin": @ (Part 1) and @ (Part 2)

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