One in this series of live interview programs. In this edition, host Edward R. Murrow first visits with comedian Milton Berle and his wife, Ruth. Berle discusses the following topics, among others: stage fright; his serious novel, "Earthquake" and how it evolved; why he decided to write a novel and not a script; his work as a song writer and his song "Leave the Dishes in the Sink, Ma"; his biggest thrill in his career; the television ratings system; his regrets; why it is hard for a comedian to top himself week after week; his plans for the future; and how his "Uncle Miltie" title came into being. In the second segment, Murrow visits with tennis champion Althea Gibson, who discusses the following topics: how much tennis she has played since retiring from competition; the importance of tennis in her life; her trophies; how she became such a good tennis player; the many jobs she has had; the rough spots of her life; how the State Department helped launch her tennis career; her interest in music; how she met Sugar Ray Robinson; growing up in New York City; what she feels can be done about street gangs; and how the game of tennis can be made more popular. In addition, Althea Gibson plays a song from her new album. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: April 3, 1959 Friday 10:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:45
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T86:1596
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1953-1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Kent cigarettes^TV - Commercials - Revlon White A La Carte lipstick


  • Edward R. Murrow … Host, Interviewer
  • Milton Berle … Guest
  • Ruth Berle … Guest
  • Althea Gibson … Guest