Rodman Edward Serling was born in Syracuse, NY, on Dec 25, 1924, and grew up in Binghamton. Rod enlisted in the U.S. Army 11th Airborne Paratroopers Division, was in combat in the Philippines and wounded by shrapnel. He enrolled at Antioch College and majored in Language and Literature. He sold his first television script, "Grady Everett for the People." Rod married Carolyn Louise Kramer in 1948, and they moved to Cincinnati, where he became a staff writer for WLW radio. From 1951 to 1955, more than 70 of his TV scripts were produced, gaining both critical and public acclaim. Success came in 1955 with "Patterns," deemed a creative triumph and winner of the first of Serling's six Emmy awards. He went to work on screenplays for MGM and as a writer for Playhouse 90. Rod then created The Twilight Zone - 156 episodes, 92 written by Serling, aired on CBS over the next five years. He continued to write for film and television, including Rod Serling's Night Gallery. He returned to Antioch College as a professor and lectured at college campuses. Rod Serling died on June 28, 1975 in Rochester, NY, of complications arising from a coronary bypass operation. ARTICLES