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Writing for Film, TV & Emerging Media

Serling Scripts & the Serling Award

The Encyclopedia of Television provides an entry for Rod Serling.  Quote, " His emphasis on character (psychology and motivation), the expedient handling of incisive, direct and forceful and painfully penetrating dialogue, alongside his moralizing subtext, placed him in a unique position to question mankind's prejudices and intolerance as he saw it."

Here are the Table of Contents to the published scripts.  The published copy of the scripts are available in the the library: 

Episodes can be or checked out on DVD from the library's Circulation/Reserves desk (either request online with your library account or provide the Video number to the student); the DVDs have supplementary materials such as interviews.

The Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media honors a contemporary media industry professional whose work shines the light on prejudice, inequality, and evolving social norms.

Of interest:

Researching the Twilight Zone & Black Mirror

Here are a few sample searches.  If you need help searching, contact me.

Library Search:  "Twilight Zone"  AND  Television

Library Search:  Novak AND "The Premise"

Library Search:   "Black Mirror" AND Netflix

Library Search:  Books by or about Rod Serling

EBSCO Research Library  "Twilight Zone" AND Television

EBSCO Research Library  "Black Mirror" AND Netflix (in TX all text  -- the words can be found anywhere in the article)

Serling Archives

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Cathy Michael
Ithaca College Library 953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850‑7002