David Susskind's historical, long and intimate interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally aired on June 9, 1963 by WPIX-TV New York. Among the subjects discussed were the current state of the American Civil Rights Movement and the recent (at that time) events in Birmingham, Alabama. Recently restored by the Paley Center. Also: October 1960. The Cold War was at its zenith. Nikita Khrushchev visited the United Nations NY. David Susskind announces that he would appear on his show 'Open End'. Negative reaction from both press and public followed. No Soviet leader had been interviewed by an American, much less live on TV. What followed was a contentious, open discussion comparing Soviet communism with American capitalism.