ITHACA, NY — On the evening of Oct. 2, 1959, American television viewers watched a man in an Air Force jump suit wander the deserted streets of a strange town, unable to remember his name or how he got there. It was America’s first peek into a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. On Oct. 2, 2009, Ithaca College will begin its...
A two-day mini-course will focus on the work of famous TV writer and one-time Ithaca College instructor Rod Serling. Retired I-C communications professor Gordon Webb conceived the course as a way of encouraging student involvement in the upcoming Rod Serling Conference -- set for 10/2 and 10/3 on campus. The evening mini-course will be held 9/30 and 10/1, and will require students...
Excerpted from USPS Press Release
With these stamps, the U.S. Postal Service commemorates 20 great shows from TV's golden age. For more than half a century, Americans have turned to television for entertainment and information. To those watching in its early days, TV offered the additional excitement of the new. Whether laughing at the first situation comedies, tingling at...
Entries are now being accepted for the the Rod Serling Conference's Short Feature Scriptwriting competition. The conference, scheduled for October 2-3, 2009, will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first airing of The Twilight Zone.
The script competition is open to nonproduced or nonoptioned writers only. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2009.
Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975. Ithaca College is also home to the Rod Serling Archives consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.