Continuing to pay tribute to my late father Frank De Felitta, we come to 'The Window'.
In 1952, an ABC Sci-Fi anthology TV program called "Tales Of Tomorrow" broadcast a deeply upsetting event. That weeks episode, titled "The Lost Planet", was interrupted by a strange transmission showing three people--two men and a woman--sitting in a tenement window, drinking heavily and jiving incoherently. The image appeared to be coming from another show and soon the proper programming was returned, only to be interrupted again by the people seen in the window. The broadcast of "The Lost Planet" was abandoned as the network attempted to figure out why they were receiving this image of these people. It soon became apparent that it wasn't another show at all, but a "ghost transmission", an image being bounced off a satellite (or somesuch) and that the people in the window were real people, unaware they were being watched on national television.
If you go to 23 minutes, 27 seconds, you'll see a fellow walk in on the in-studio chaos that's going on, look on with mild interest and then exit, wanting nothing more to do with things. That would be Frank De Felitta, age 31.
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