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"...Of Shadow And Substance, Of Things And Ideas": Finding Inspiration In The Twilight Zone, John M. Rudy Jan 2012

"...Of Shadow And Substance, Of Things And Ideas": Finding Inspiration In The Twilight Zone, John M. Rudy

Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public

"Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique, and calls for a different kind of introduction. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States..."

Of all of the consummate storytellers of the 20th century, no other holds a candle to Rod Serling. In a half-hour, Serling and his corps of writers, directors and actors could weave a small tale into an epic. Serling could strike at the heart of the human soul. He could incisively cut to the core of social and political quandaries, injecting deep meaning through simple stories and fantastic everyday occurrences ...