The production was actually December 20, 1963. It was originally scheduled for November 22, 1963, but postponed due to NBC's coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Among other adaptational travesties, the lawyer Conn in John O'Hara's original (no doubt Jewish) was changed to Vito Conte (no doubt Italian) in the TV script. Is it possible that Serling thought that having a Jewish shyster would be perceived as anti-Semitic?
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