Join WSKG and the Broome County Historical Society on April 27 at 6:30 PM for a special presentation entitled “Rod Serling’s Binghamton” at WSKG Studios in Vestal, New York.
Rod Serling grew up on Binghamton’s West Side and graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1943. After serving as a paratrooper during World War II, Serling went on to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers in television history. “The Twilight Zone,” the iconic television series he created and hosted, continues to influence writers and filmmakers nearly sixty years after it first aired.
During the presentation, documentary filmmaker Brian Frey will talk about the lasting legacy of Rod Serling’s writings, and share film clips and interviews with friends and historians who illustrate how Serling’s war experience and Southern Tier upbringing helped influence his life and work.
Brian Frey has been producing films for Public Television for over twenty years. Several of his films have aired on PBS stations across the country. He has produced profiles of EJ shoe company founder George F. Johnson, IBM CEO Thomas Watson, and flight simulator inventor Ed Link. He has won three New York State Emmy Awards and eleven New York State Broadcasters Awards.
This event is sponsored by the Broome County Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. An RSVP is NOT required.