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Rod Serling Rips TV Censorship

May 1, 1964: Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin There has been progress made in the quality of television programming, but some of the industry's worst problems—like [...]

Enter the Rod Serling Film Festival

Sponsored by WSKG in Binghamton, NY... The Rod Serling Film Festival is accepting submissions from K-12 students for the 2020 contest. Use the same [...]

Ithaca College and Rod Serling

Proximity of the Serlings' summer home on Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, New York, likely set the stage for Rod's multiple collaborations with Ithaca College ...as a [...]

The Healing Zone

The Twilight Zone has special meaning for a twelve year-old Colorado boy who is  fighting a rare disease.

Speaking With Serling

Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn Discusses
 His Unfinished Interview with Rod Serling James Gunn’s celebrated career in science fiction began in 1949 with his first [...]

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Rod Serling, Human Rights Activist

This article, Social Justice from the Twilight Zone: Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist, is from Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

The Serling Award 2017

Throughout his writing and educational careers, Mr. Serling provoked thought wherever his influence reached. His pen planted seeds of imagination into the minds of [...]

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The Serling Award 2016

Throughout his writing and educational careers, Mr. Serling provoked thought wherever his influence reached. His pen planted seeds of imagination into the minds of [...]

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Meeting a Famous Everyman

Klugman earned celebrity the hard way: by perseverance, dedication, a love of his craft, and a healthy dose of street-wise attitude. by Tony Albarella A [...]

Rod Serling: Failed Screenwriter

...and Other Myths... by Christopher Conlon "Serling's cinema work in the 1960s followed a general pattern: initial excitement, increasing frustration, followed by abandonment, or, in [...]

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The Many Fathers of Martin Sloan

Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, and Gore Vidal on the Genesis of "Walking Distance," the Beloved Twilight Zone Classic by Christopher Conlon "Martin Sloan, age thirty-six. [...]

One for the Recent Angels

Tony Albarella reminisces about Twilight Zone alumni who died in 2010-11... For a person who writes extensively about The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling’s early [...]

The Pain of Rain

In 1961, the most recognisable writer in America—Rod Serling—crossed professional paths with the most recognisable face in Hollywood—Marilyn Monroe. by Spencer Lloyd Peet In 1961, [...]

The Twilight Zone Live

As part of the 50th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone in Rod Serling's hometown Binghamton, NY, WSKG-TV staged two beloved Twilight Zone episodes live, [...]

AN ELEMENT OF TIME

Special 50th Anniversity Tribute... The Twilight Zone: An Element of Time reviews music written for the original Twilight Zone by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, and [...]

Requiem for Two Heavyweights

March 31, 1957: Theater bit player Sean Connery succeeds in his first leading role: Mountain McClintock in "Requiem for a Heavyweight." By Spencer Lloyd Peet [...]

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Rod Serling Teaches Writing

Jeanne Marshall's Seminar Notes, 1962-63 ADVICE TO WRITERS DON'T LET SENTIMENTALITY REAR ITS UGLY HEAD!!! MAKE PEOPLE THINK... STUN THEM... GRAB YOUR AUDIENCE IMMEDIATELY [...]

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Cowboy with a Conscience

Rod Serling attempts to run the conventional Western out of town, but finds he must go it a "Loner." By Tony Albarella "In the aftermath [...]

Famous Writers School

In 1961, writer and publisher Bennet Cerf founded the mail-order Famous Writers School. Rod Serling was one of the well-known authors involved, and his video ad for [...]

Southern California Sorcerers

The creators of Twilight Zone, Logan's Run, and dozens more fantasy classics remember the West Coast writers' group by Christopher Conlon Reprinted by permission of [...]

Tending the Serling Legacy

Syracuse (NY) Herald American, May 29, 1994: TAD ROEBUCK, archivist of the Rod Serling Collection at Ithaca College, sits among some of the "Twilight Zone" [...]

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Rod Serling’s Final Interview

March 4, 1975: Not knowing that he has less than four months to live, Rod weighs in eerily on awards, prejudice, censorship, compulsion, immortality, (not) [...]

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Why is TV the Whipping Boy?

Other mass media have the same faults but escape criticism By Rod Serling This article, tenth in TV Guide's "Television As I See It" series, [...]

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Roasting Rod Serling

Mike Wallace tunes up for 60 Minutes in this 1959 interview Some background from the webmaster: Censorship flourished in the Fifties as an outgrowth of [...]

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