Friday, April 22, 2016

S = SERLING, Rod - Author, A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

Imagine you're in a place where time doesn't exist. . .a place neither here nor now. . . a place called The Twilight Zone.

Actor Rod Serling as Narrator in The Twilight Zone 

R = Rodman, Edward "Rod" Serling, Author
Theme = Authors, AtoZ 2016

Edward "RodSerling Rodman (December 25 1924 - June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer and narrator. He wrote live tv dramas in the 1950s and he also authored a science fiction anthology series, The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling began his employed professional writing career in 1950, when he earned $75 a week as a network continuity writer for WLW radio in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition to earning $45 to $50 a week at the college radio station, Serling attempted to make a living selling freelance scripts to radio programs. Serling was rejected for reasons such as "heavy competition," "this script lacks professional quality," and "not what our audience prefers to listen to"

Rod Serling, Actor and Narrator for The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

On October 2, 1959, the classic Twilight Zone series, created by Serling, premiered on CBS.
For this series, Serling fought hard to get and maintain creative control. He claimed that with a science fiction format, the content would not be controversial, but would draw on his knowledge about boxing, the military, and airplane pilots.

The Twilight Zone aired for five seasons . It won many TV and drama awards, and drew much critical acclaim for Serling and his co-workers. Though it had a loyal fanbase, The Twilight Zone drew only moderate ratings. Serling sold the rights to The Twilight Zone to CBS. 


Have you heard of Rod Serling, the author of The Twilight Zone? Do you watch retro tv or reruns of shows from other decades? 

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photo image of Rod Serling - as Narrator on The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling Wiki