Rod Serling


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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George Clayton Johnson on The Twilight Zone episode "Nothing in the Dark"
John Frankenheimer on directing Rod Serling's "Portrait in Celluloid" episode of Climax!
Nancy Malone on the Twilight Zone  episode "Stopover in a Quiet Town" and working with Rod Serling
Jeanne Cooper on her friendship with Rod Serling
Carol Burnett on appearing on the pilot for The Twilight Zone
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John Astin

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John Astin on directing Night Gallery for Rod Serling

Richard Bare

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Richard L. Bare on working with Rod Serling on The Twilight Zone

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on the first time he saw television and meeting Rod Serling 
Dick Berg on producing "Slow Fade to Black" for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater  written by Rod Serling
Dick Berg on working with Rod Serling on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater  and his struggle with the networks 

Shelley Berman

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Shelley Berman on appearing as ALL parts in a Twilight Zone  episode "The Mind and the Matter" and his reaction getting a call from series creator Rod Serling

Barbara Billingsley

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Barbara Billingsley briefly on her friendship with Rod Serling

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on Rod Serling

Carol Burnett

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Carol Burnett on appearing on the pilot for The Twilight Zone

Robert Butler

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Robert Butler on directing Rod Serling on The Twilight Zone

Jeanne Cooper

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Jeanne Cooper on her friendship with Rod Serling

George Faber

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Publicist George Faber on the difficulty of selling The Twilight Zone overseas

Imero Fiorentino

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Imero Fiorentino on lighting The U.S. Steel Hour at ABC and the people he worked with on the program

Horton Foote

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Horton Foote on his relationships with various writers including Rod Serling, on Fred Coe's relationship with writers, and on his agent

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on directing an episode of Danger, written by newcomer Rod Serling and starring an unknown actor named Paul Newman
John Frankenheimer on winning an Emmy with Martin Manulis for Rod Serling's "Portrait in Celluloid" episode of Climax!  
John Frankenheimer on directing Rod Serling's "Portrait in Celluloid" episode of Climax!
John Frankenheimer on writers of Playhouse 90
John Frankenheimer on directing the Emmy-winnig episode of Playhouse 90 "The Comedian" 

William Froug

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William Froug on getting involved with The Twilight Zone and meeting Rod Serling
William Froug on working with Rod Serling on The Twilight Zone
William Froug on Rod Serling being the reason for The Twilight Zone's success; on doing a film with him after JFK died

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on composing for The Twilight Zone  and working with Rod Serling on various shows

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on entering and winning the Dr. Christian contest along with Rod Serling
Earl Hamner on writing teleplays for The Twilight Zone

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on writers he worked with in his career and his disappointment over not having worked with Rod Serling

Kim Hunter

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Kim Hunter on working with Rod Serling

Lamont Johnson

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Lamont Johnson on working with Rod Serling on The Twilight Zone, and on his vision for the show

Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson on meeting Rod Serling while appearing on The Twilight Zone

George Clayton Johnson

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George Clayton Johnson on writing for The Twilight Zone and meeting Rod Serling
George Clayton Johnson on the reality of The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling's influences
George Clayton Johnson on the story behind The Twilight Zone episode "Execution" adapted by Rod Serling

Jack Klugman

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Jack Klugman on working with Martin Manulis and Rod Serling on "The Velvet Alley" on Playhouse 90
Jack Klugman on appearing on four episodes of The Twilight Zone and working with Rod Serling

Susan Lacy

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Susan Lacy on the American Masters' on Rod Serling which they framed as a Twilight Zone episode

Perry Lafferty

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Perry Lafferty on directing The Twilight Zone and working with producer Rod Serling

Nancy Malone

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Nancy Malone on the Twilight Zone  episode "Stopover in a Quiet Town" and working with Rod Serling

Martin Manulis

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Martin Manulis on Rod Serling writing "Requiem for a Heavyweight" for Playhouse 90
Martin Manulis on working with Rod Serling on "A Town Has Turned to Dust" on Playhouse 90

Bob Markell

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Bob Markell on Rod Serling writing an episode of Studio One about Hollywood

Richard Matheson

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Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson on Rod Serling
Richard Matheson on Rod Serling's complete involvement in The Twilight Zone and Serling's use of the sci-fi/fantasy genre to create "statement" stories

Paul Monash

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Paul Monash on other writers of Playhouse 90, including Rod Serling

Tad Mosel

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Tad Mosel on Rod Serling

Bill Mumy

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Bill Mumy on appearing in the classic Twilight Zone episode "Long Distance Call"

Bernie Oseransky

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Bernie Oseransky on getting to meet Rod Serling while he was an usher at CBS Studios; on his impressions of Serling

Arthur Penn

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On various people with whom he worked in his career: Rod Serling

Del Reisman

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Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90, and how censorship there led to his creation of The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on how he came to be involved as a producer with Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on working with Rod Sterling on The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on working with Rod Serling on the episodes of The Twilight Zone that Serling wrote
Del Reisman on Rod Serling's on-camera introductions for The Twilight Zone
Del Reisman on the recurring themes in Rod Serling's writing on The Twilight Zone and other shows
Del Reisman on the impact World War II had on Rod Serling's writing, and on Serling's celebrity

John Rich

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John Rich on directing two episodes of The Twilight Zone

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on the Lorimar production, The Blue Knight, written by Rod Serling
Lee Rich on Rod Serling

Rita Riggs

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Rita Riggs on working with various writers on Playhouse 90, including Rod Serling

Cliff Robertson

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Cliff Robertson on working with writer Rod Serling and appearing on The Twilight Zone

Mickey Rooney

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Mickey Rooney on working with Rod Serling

William Schallert

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William Schallert on working with Rod Serling

William Self

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William Self on executive producing the pilot for The Twilight Zone, and working with show creator Rod Serling

Ralph Senensky

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Ralph Senensky on Rod Serling

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on directing The Twilight Zone and occasionally working directly with Rod Serling

Fred Steiner

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Fred Steiner on composing for The Twilight Zone and working with Rod Serling

Dick Stiles

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Dick Stiles on creating the Rod Serling sculpture in the Television Academy Plaza

J. Michael Straczynski

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J. Michael Straczynski on the differences between the original Twilight Zone and the revival, and meeting Rod Serling

George Takei

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George Takei on meeting Rod Serling

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' workings with Rod Serling on Playhouse 90 and The Twilight Zone

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on directing Monday Night Football

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on Fred Silverman and Rod Serling

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters, who appeared on an episode of The Twilight Zone, on Rod Serling

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