Rod Serling, Dimensions of Imagination
In creating the provocative parables that elevated The Twilight Zone above mere escapist fiction, Rod Serling drew upon a decade of experience writing for such live anthology programs as Kraft Television Theatre, Climax!, and Playhouse 90. Beginning in 1955 he was awarded three consecutive Emmy Awards for best teleplay writing (Patterns, The Comedian, and Requiem for a Heavyweight) and was the first playwright recognized with a Peabody Award. After The Twilight Zone ended in 1964, Serling returned to the airwaves with The Loner, Night Gallery, and the controversial television movie The Doomsday Flight. Astonishingly prolific and indisputably influential, he is remembered as a vital force in the affirmation of television as a showcase for artful, relevant drama.
Screens Wednesdays through Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Twilight Zone Marathon Weekend Arriving at the dawn of the space race, The Twilight Zone dared to embody all the thrills and anxiety of the Cold War era. Over five seasons (1959-64) Rod Serling wrote ninety-two of the 156 episodes. The Museum will screen selected episodes of The Twilight Zone that were authored by Serling-as well as the rarely seen inspiration for the show, "The Time Element," and a promo film made to help sell the Zone concept to advertisers.
Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10, 2002; 12:15 to 5:00 p.m. daily February
12 to 17 in New York / February 13 to 17 in Los Angeles
February 19 to 24 in New York / February 20 to 24 in Los Angeles
February 26 to March 3 in New York / February 27 to March 3 in Los Angeles
March 5 to 10 in New York / March 6 to 10 in Los Angeles
March 12 to 17 in New York / March 13 to 17 in Los Angeles
March 19 to 24 in New York / March 20 to 24 in Los Angeles
March 26 to 31 in New York / March 27 to 31 in Los Angeles Playhouse 90: "Requiem
for a Heavyweight" (1956; 90 minutes)
April 2 to 7 in New York / April 3 to 7 in Los Angeles
April 9 to 14 in New York / April 10 to 14 in Los Angeles
April 16 to 21 in New York / April 17 to 21 in Los Angeles
Screenings are included with suggested Museum admission: Members free; $6.00 for adults; $4.00 for senior citizens and students; and $3.00 for children under thirteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles.
The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, and Friday evenings until 9:00 p.m. (theaters only).
The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly
Drive, Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m.
and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
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