'Twilight Zone' for Breakfast

By Casey Killian

January 16, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 2:33 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The life and legacy of Rod Serling is highlighted to the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce.

Special guest, Larry Kassan shared his insight of the famous writer and producer Wednesday morning at the Binghamton Metro Center.

Serling is most famously known for his role as the host of television's "The Twilight Zone."

Serling graduated from Binghamton Central in 1943.

He became a paratrooper in the Army during World War II.

Then, he went to Antioch College and moved to Hollywood after hitting it big.

Those who knew him say he never forgot his roots.

"The Family still owns summer homes on Cayuga Lake, but he would always come here and grab some coffee, he would visit his former teachers," Kassan says. "He was always willing to sign an autograph, talk to a fan and was never the kind to say, 'I'm too busy'."

Serling has six Emmy Awards for Creative Writing for Dramatic Television. That leads all other award recipients.