Radio from The Twilight Zone

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Rod and Carol Serling running the Antioch College radio station, 1949. Photo by John Hoke.

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.

In this excerpt from December 11, 1946, Serling plays a boy who thinks stealing a radio is "his ticket to the future." Until he gets caught....

(NYC Municipal Archives Collection)