The Life of David Susskind

Stephen Battaglio discusses maverick television producer and talk show host David Susskind: one of the most important cultural figures of the 1950s through the 1970s. The biography David Susskind: A Televised Life tells the story of how a flamboyant impresario who began his career as an agent helped to define a fledgling television industry. The book is as much of a biography of an expansive and glamorous time in the television business as it is the life of one of its most colorful and important players.