Submitted for your approval: The place is Covedale, a working-class neighborhood in Cincinnati. The time is 1948. A young writer named Rodman E. Serling is moonlighting from his day job at WLW radio, where he writes the popular Leave It to Cathy serial; each evening at home, he feverishly churns out television melodramas for Channel 12. The tremendous success, and heartache, that Rodman will eventually encounter in those infant days of television can only be matched in … the Twilight Zone.

Fifty years ago, Twilight Zone first aired on CBS. What has come and gone since is nothing less than a television phenomenon.
And, it all began here. As the show’s creepy theme music would have it, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da.

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