OCTOBER 2 – The day we crossed over into The Twilight Zone

  On the evening of October 2, 1959, CBS aired the first episode of a new television series created by Rod Serling called The Twilight Zone. It became one of the most popular TV shows ever made and is still shown in reruns. The name of the series itself became an idiomatic term to describe … Read more

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”

When Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho was first released to movie theaters on June 16, 1960, it wasn’t immediately embraced by critics. For example, in a review published the next day by the New York Times, film critic Bosley Crowther sniffed that the ending “falls quite flat.” “But,” he added generously, “the acting is fair.” Of … Read more