Rod Serling

Rod Serling appears in the following:

Radio from 'The Twilight Zone'

Thursday, August 23, 2012


During his freshman year at Antioch College, Rod Serling worked as an unpaid intern at WNYC. Although his newsroom and script-writing duties kept him mostly off the air, Serling's unmistakable voice can be heard in the station's public service series Toward Return to Society, produced in cooperation with the New York City Department of Correction.

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The Road to Grand Larceny

Monday, December 23, 1946

The story continues when Bob begins an affair with Lucille. To afford their dates, Bob starts to embezzle money through his company's stamp inventory. He tells Lucille that he has a sick mother and she starts giving him money as well. Eventually, she recognizes the scam and confronts Bob at ...


Drunken Sailor

Wednesday, December 18, 1946

Antioch college intern Rod Serling in one of his earliest radio appearances as a drunken sailor robbing a couple on WNYC's Toward a Return to Society, a Department of Correction program.


Boy Steals Radio

Wednesday, December 11, 1946

A young man steals a radio to "get away." He ends


Boy Steals Radio : Second Version

Wednesday, December 11, 1946

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

WNYC's public service series with NYC Department of Correction. Dramatization and meeting of Corrections Classification Board. Boy steals radio and thinks it's his ticket to the future. After dramatization, Classification Board ...


A Lonely Bookkeeper Turns to Crime

Tuesday, November 05, 1946

A lonely immigrant steals thousands of dollars from his company welfare fund. The classification board discusses a program to rehabilitate him and to draw him out of his shell.