"You have to be true to yourself, to what you believe in. You have to have a bottom line. You have to have some place beyond which you know you can't be pushed. It's not politics. It's morality."
About This Interview
In his three-and-a-halfhour Archive interview, Walter Bernstein discusses openly about being listed in "Red Channels" in 1950. Despite being blacklisted and the pressure by the FBI, Bernstein wrote under pseudonyms for shows including Danger, Charlie Wild, Private Eye, You Are There, and David Susskind's The Prince and the Pauper. Once his name was cleared, he wrote many movies, including "Fail Safe," "The Front," and the Emmy Award-winning Miss Evers' Boys. Sunny Parich conducted the interview on April 20, 1998 at Bernstein's home in New York, NY.