December 28, 2011

The 1959 Mike Wallace Ayn Rand Interview

"In an effort to publicize [Atlas Shrugged],
Ayn agreed to an interview with Mike Wallace,
on his New York television show, 'Night Beat,'
the hard-driving program that began his rise to prominence.

They liked each other immediately, and were to visit together on a
number of occasions over the following years.
'She was perfect grist for the mill of Night Beat,' Mike later said. '
She voiced provocative opinions, she was anti-establishment and
utterly unexpected, with a kind of close reasoning and a clarity that one
had to admire; it was a remarkable interview.
And the calls and letters that poured in about it shook the rafters."

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