The Mike Wallace Interview: Aldous Huxley

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The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, has taken on the task of putting many hours of film, from the mid to late fifties, of the early career of reporter/journalist Mike Wallace and the program, The Mike Wallace Interview. I found the one with Huxley to be exceptionally reflective from todays vantage point.

The Huxley interview can be viewed here

The Mike Wallace Interview archive can be found here

There is a percentage of their film holdings available online



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  1. Great Huxley interviews, very prophetic, it seems we are now living in a world not dissimilar to both Orwells 1984 and Huxley’s brave new world, with Orwells surveillance state, and Huxleys prediction about medication being used as a way of control.


    April 6, 2008 at 11:35 am

  2. I just watched some of the peter Ustinov interview, so funny seeing Wallace shilling his brand of cigarettes at the beginning, how times have changed.


    April 6, 2008 at 2:53 pm

  3. haven’t watched any of the others yet, but it sure if freaky seeing old footage like that where he simply lays out the techniques that are taken for granted now. there are now adults that have been on behavior modifying drugs all their life that don’t know what it’s like to be without it.

    Jesse was so right to say that this is a nation of lemmings. ; )


    April 6, 2008 at 4:30 pm

  4. ‘creating a climate of suspicion’

    pmlol! does that guy need to get hit in the face with a cement block before he figures out that it will really mess him up? thanks for the story. the cctv isn’t that bad here…yet, but it’s getting there, along with other methods. the place I recently worked at uses a couple of types of rfid cards for access to just about everything, and they tracked every time it was used. due to labor contracts, they were only allowed to have cctv at security gate areas, but that doesn’t limit the two-legged kind.


    April 6, 2008 at 5:21 pm

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