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Rod Serling And 'The Twilight Zone': New Book Examines His Life, Work And Imagination

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Though Rod Serling is most associated with his series, The Twilight Zone, he was one of the most prolific writers during what many refer to now as the original "Golden Age of Television." During his career he wrote more than 250 scripts for film and TV, and won six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series.

The Twilight Zone ran for five seasons, and even though its last original episode aired in 1964, the show is still in syndication today.

Serling spent his early career in Cincinnati, working as a staff writer for WLW. His drama series, The Storm, aired live on WKRC-TV in 1951-52.

Author Nicholas Parisi takes a comprehensive look at all of Rod Serling's scripts in his recently published book, Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination. He and WVXU Radio and TV writer John Kiesewetter (@TVKiese) join Cincinnati Edition to discuss Rod Serling's life and career.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.