They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar is an episode of the anthology television series Night Gallery written by series host and creator Rod Serling. It is about a plastics salesman, played by William Windom, whose neglect by his corporate seniors and gradually overwhelming sense of nostalgia lead him to confuse his wishes of the past with reality. The episode was first broadcast on January 20, 1971, and subsequently nominated for an Emmy Award as the Outstanding Single Program broadcast on U.S. television that season. The play was one of three Serling wrote dealing with the pressures of corporate executives, the others being the 1955 Kraft Television Theater production Patterns and the 1959 Twilight Zone episode "Walking Distance". Also appearing in the episode were Bert Convy, John Randolph and Diane Baker. Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone in the late 1960s, early 1970s. ... Rod Serling hosting The Twilight Zone Edwin Rodman Serling (December 25, 1924 - June 28, 1975) was a screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction TV series, The Twilight Zone. ... William Windom (May 10, 1827–January 29, 1891) was an American politician. ... An Emmy Award. ... Patterns is the name of a live dramatic television show and later movie written by Rod Serling. ... Note, this page is about the television series and its two revivals. ... Walking Distance is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Bernard Whalen (Bert) Convy (July 23, 1933 _ July 15, 1991) was an American game show host, actor and singer. ... John Randolph of Roanoke, (June 2, 1773 - May 24, 1833) was a Representative and a Senator from Virginia John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland. ...
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