Rod Serling may be best known for The Twilight Zone, but that doesn’t mean his other work is not worth watching. On January 12, 1955, the NBC anthology series Kraft Television Theatre aired Patterns, which marked Serling’s first major success. Not only would Serling go on to win the first of his 6 Emmys, but Patterns became the first drama repeated because of its popularity. However, television was not yet in the habit of recording live television, so the actors had to perform everything over again on February 9, 1955. Fortunately, the second live performance was captured on kinescope.
CBS is giving away episodes of 9 popular shows as a way to say “Thank you for continuing to make CBS America’s Most-Watched Network.” The shows offered are Blue Bloods, CSI:NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles, Hawaii Five-O, and Survivor as well the classic Job Switching I Love Lucy episode and The Twilight Zone episode “Eye of the Beholder”. You can download these shows through iTunes, Amazon, or Vudu.
A thank you video featuring LL Cool J, Neil Patrick Harris, and Pauley Perrette can be found on the CBS website.