In 1961, Open End began to be confined to a set two-hour timeslot, and went into national syndication through WNEW-TV in New York, which utilized its sister Metromedia stations to expand the program’s reach before a national rollout. Susskind did a two-hour interview including commercials with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963, two months before the civil rights leader delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The New York Times reported what it considered the highlight of the interview on its front page: “The civil rights approach of the Kennedy Administration as compared with that of the Eisenhower Administration has merely substituted ‘an inadequate approach for a miserable one,’ the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared yesterday. ” Few people have seen the video, which belongs to Historic Films Archive, since 1963.