Who is Rod Serling?

Rodman Edward Serling

December 25, 1924—June 28, 1975
An American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his surreal anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone. He won six Emmy awards, for for dramas and two for Twilight Zone—more than any other writer. Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen, and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and war. More at Wikipedia.

Keeper of the Chair

Rod Serling’s First Twilight Zone Episode? A significant anniversary in Rod Serling history: On July 10, 1951, Rod Serling's "The Keeper of the Chair" aired on WKRC's THE [...]

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Rod Serling Said This

“Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.” This collection of quotes is FAR [...]

  • Rod Serling Film Festival 2019 winners

Rod Serling’s Complete Filmography

213 TV scripts, 6 Emmy Awards, 13 movie scripts. All productions listed here occured during Rod Serling's lifetime, except the final entry, The Time Travellers. Television 1. The [...]

A Passionate Investor in Television

Screenwriter Rod Serling Changed The Small Screen With His Dedication To Big Issues…  Rod Serling saw the powerful potential of television. But it seemed to him that TV [...]

  • Rod Serling, 1975

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) planning ahead ...and [...]

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 censorship by advertisers—remains, [...]

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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, appeared June 18, [...]

  • Mike Wallace interviews Rod Serling

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 the Cold War. [...]

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Angry Young Man? Serling Too Busy

By JAMES HEAVEY, Binghamton Sunday Press, August 15, 1959 A suddenly non-controversial Rod Serling said in Binghamton last night that he's outlived the role of "angry young man." [...]

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