THE MESSIAH ON MOTT STREET. First aired on December 15, 1971, starring Edward G. Robinson, Tony Roberts, Yaphet Kotto, Joseph Ruskin, Ricky Powell, John J. Fox and Anne Taylor. Teleplay was by Rod Serling. Directed by Don Taylor. Determined to stay alive for the sake of his grandson, a near-penniless dying Jewish man pins his hopes for salvation on the coming of the Messiah.