Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but I was just looking up Steve Allen on imdb.com, and I followed the link to his mother, Belle Montrose. I note that Steve/s mother passed away on October 26, 1964, which is the day the IGAS with Ray Walston aired (which we have just seen recently). I checked the notes and noticed there was no mention of that show being live, so hopefully it was recorded. It would be sad to think he had to go on after hearing of his mother's death, but that "show must go on" mentality was so prevalent through these shows we love, it wouldn't surprise me at all
I am really enjoying these IGAS shows. It amazes me that such rich parts of our history have sat on the shelf for so long! It makes me wonder how many other shows we aren't getting to see. 3-to-4am has become my favorite hour of television!