Annual Rod Serling Day brings students into 'The Twilight Zone'
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- A group of local students crossed over into The Twilight Zone Wednesday morning while learning about the show's creator, Binghamton native Rod Serling.
Serling's daughter, Anne, spoke with Binghamton fifth graders about his life and legacy. Students learned about Rod's work as a writer, director and producer.
As part of the presentation, students pitched their own ideas for episodes of The Twilight Zone, to address relevant issues such as bullying.
"I want them to know that their voices can make a difference in the future, and they can affect change. And I think that they need to know that, and it will make them feel inspired I think, to know that they can have a voice," Anne Serling said.
Students have also been participating in a school curriculum called "The Fifth Dimension," which uses episodes of The Twilight Zone as the basis for in-depth discussions of a wide variety of topics.