"Tidal Wave"
August 30 1960.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: After a series of devastating earthquakes in 1960, dangerous tidal waves encroach on the
peaceful Hawaiian Islands. A polio victim, the wheelchair-bound Margaret North, misses the island-
wide alert to evacuated because of a malfunctioning radio. Separated from her husband, Mrs. North
is rescued by a stranger who hears her cries for help . . . despite the fact that he is deaf (!)

COMMENTARY: One Step Beyond's third season opened with a powerful bang in August of 1960
by dramatizing a "true life" story of a recent news event -- one that had, in fact, occurred only three
months before the airing of the show . . .

For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
                  "An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":