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The Biography of Rod Serling

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Transcript of The Biography of Rod Serling

Childhood
Rod Serling was born in Syracuse, New York on December 25, 1924.
son of Esther and Samuel Lawrence Serling
grew up in Binghamton, New York
The Twilight Zone
the first broadcast of the "Twilight Zone" was on October 2, 1959
most of the episodes were based on Sterling's own experiences (boxing, military life, and airplane pilots)
the show aired for five seasons
the show also earned many TV and drama awards
Rod Serling also made the TV shows,"The Storm" and "Night Gallery"
Family
Education
graduated from high school in 1942 and joined the military
attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio
graduated from Antioch College with a major in literature
when he was in college, he went to a theater program, then switched to a broadcasting program when his interests changed
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1950
Pictures
On the left is Rod Serling with his mother and brother Robert.
On the right is Anne and Jodi Serling.
The Biography of Rod Serling
By Grace Phillips and Libby Klinger
loved acting and putting on plays for family and friends even as a child
was the editor of his high school newspaper (he also loved writing as a child)
he was a writer, then a teacher for many years, and then a movie producer
he won more Emmy Awards in dramatic writing than anyone else in history
married to Carolyn Kramer
had two daughters, Jodi and Anne
Serling loved his family and they were a big inspiration for him.
On the left is Rod Serling with Carolyn, Jodi, and Anne.
On the right is Serling with his wife, Carolyn.
The

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Rod Serling with his family and dog.
Rod Serling posing for the "Twilight Zone"
"Rod Serling." PBS.org. PBS, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
"Rod Serling - About Rod Serling | American Masters | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
Vahimagi, Tise. "Rod Serling." The Museum of Broadcast Communications. MBC, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.



"Rod Serling - About Rod Serling | American Masters | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
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