Rod Serling

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.wikipedia
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone (marketed as Twilight Zone for its final two seasons) is an American anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964.

Anthology series

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
The Zero Hour (1973–74) (hosted by Rod Serling)

Norman Corwin

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Arch Oboler and Norman Corwin were two of his favorite writers.
In this area he was a peer of Orson Welles and William N. Robson, and an inspiration to other later radio/TV writers such as Rod Serling, Gene Roddenberry, Norman Lear, J. Michael Straczynski and Yuri Rasovsky.

Patterns (Kraft Television Theatre)

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The title of this episode was "Patterns", and it soon changed his life.
Patterns was the first major breakthrough of Rod Serling when the live television drama received critical acclaim as the January 12, 1955 installment of the anthology series Kraft Television Theatre.

Binghamton High School

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However, the United States was involved in World War II at the time, and Serling decided to enlist rather than start college immediately after he graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1943.
The school is named after the screenwriter and creator of The Twilight Zone series, Rod Serling, who is a graduate of Binghamton (Central) High School.

Playhouse 90

Serling then wrote "Requiem for a Heavyweight" for the TV series Playhouse 90 in 1956, again gaining praise from critics.
With Alex North's opening theme music, the series debuted October 4, 1956 with Rod Serling's adaptation of Pat Frank's novel Forbidden Area starring Charlton Heston.

Robert J. Serling

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Rod had an older brother, Robert J. Serling.
He was the older brother of screenwriter and The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.

Cayuga Lake

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Carol Serling's maternal grandmother, Louise Taft Orton Caldwell, had a summer home on Cayuga Lake in Interlaken, New York, which was the newlyweds' honeymoon destination.
Rod Serling named his production company Cayuga Productions during the years of his TV series, The Twilight Zone.

A Carol for Another Christmas

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A Carol for Another Christmas was a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between nations.
A Carol for Another Christmas (also known as Carol for Another Christmas) is a 1964 American television film, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation.

Arch Oboler

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Arch Oboler and Norman Corwin were two of his favorite writers.
According to a retrospective article at mondo-video.com, many writers and dramatic artists, including Rod Serling, François Truffaut and Don Coscarelli have claimed Oboler's films and radio work as significant influences.

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The writer Marc Scott Zicree, who spent years researching his book The Twilight Zone Companion, noted, "Sometimes the situations were clichéd, the characters two-dimensional, but always there was at least some search for an emotional truth, some attempt to make a statement on the human condition."
He is the author of The Twilight Zone Companion, a detailed history of Rod Serling's TV series The Twilight Zone.

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse

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Instead, CBS used the science fiction script for a new show produced by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, in 1958.
Written by Rod Serling, the show's popularity gave Serling the leverage to convince CBS to give the go-ahead to Serling's concept for a science fiction/fantasy anthology series (which was what Serling had in mind when writing "The Time Element") that he called The Twilight Zone which debuted in the fall of 1959.

Dr. Christian

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The radio program Dr. Christian had started an annual scriptwriting contest eight years earlier.
The program was also unique in that, by the mid-1940s, listeners contributed the majority of the scripts (some were "professionally polished" before they were used), and an annual script-writing competition introduced in 1942 was the highlight of every season- top prize: the $2,000 "Dr. Christian Award" {with several $500 "runner-up" prizes}; among the later winners were Rod Serling and Earl Hamner, Jr..

Science fiction on television

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Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.

The Zero Hour (U.S. radio series)

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Serling returned to radio late in his career with The Zero Hour (also known as Hollywood Radio Theater) in 1973.
The Zero Hour (aka Hollywood Radio Theater) was a 1973–74 American radio drama anthology series hosted by Rod Serling.

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Former Twilight Zone actor Burgess Meredith was cast as the film's narrator but does not appear on screen.
He would later play two more roles in Rod Serling's other anthology series, Night Gallery.

Seven Days in May

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He used this time to teach as well as work on a new screenplay, Seven Days in May.
The picture was directed by John Frankenheimer; starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, and Ava Gardner; with the screenplay written by Rod Serling based on the novel of the same name by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II, published in September 1962.

Forest Whitaker

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In 2002, UPN featured Forest Whitaker in the role of narrator.
From 2002 to 2003, Whitaker was the host and narrator of 44 new episodes of the Rod Serling classic, The Twilight Zone, which lasted one season on UPN.

Purple Heart

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During his military service, Private Serling was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Philippine Liberation Medal.
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Requiem for a Heavyweight

Serling then wrote "Requiem for a Heavyweight" for the TV series Playhouse 90 in 1956, again gaining praise from critics.
Requiem for a Heavyweight was a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 on 11 October 1956.

The Loner

After The Twilight Zone was canceled, Serling wrote an unsuccessful western television series called The Loner, which ran from the fall of 1965 to April 1966.
The series was created by Rod Serling a year after the cancellation of The Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone (1985 TV series)

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It has been released in comic book form, as a magazine, a film, and two additional television series from 1985 to 1989 and again from 2002 to 2003.
The Twilight Zone (1985) is the first of three revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1959–64 television series of the same name.

Night Gallery (film)

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In 1969, NBC aired a television film pilot for a new series, Night Gallery, written by Serling.
Directed by Boris Sagal, Steven Spielberg and Barry Shear, the film consists of three supernatural tales that served as the pilot for the anthology series of the same name, written and hosted by Rod Serling.

The Twilight Zone (2002 TV series)

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It has been released in comic book form, as a magazine, a film, and two additional television series from 1985 to 1989 and again from 2002 to 2003.
The Twilight Zone is the second of three revivals of Rod Serling's original 1959–64 television series.

Twilight Zone: The Movie

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It has been released in comic book form, as a magazine, a film, and two additional television series from 1985 to 1989 and again from 2002 to 2003.
Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American science fiction horror anthology film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a cinematic interpretation of the 1959–64 TV series created by Rod Serling.