An hour-long episode called “Printer's Devil” first aired on Feb. 28, 1963. Burgess Meredith was the star.
To rescue his financially troubled newspaper, a desperate publisher makes a deal with the devil — represented in this instance by a mysterious linotype operator who goes by the name “Mr. Smith.”
Mr. Smith is able to predict the news — suddenly there is a lot of it and it is all exceedingly bad. Soon, though, The Courier's fortunes improve. But at what price? I suspect you can guess.