December 25: Rod Serling

Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) and one of the first screenwriters to recognize the potential of television for drama, was born on this day in 1924 in Syracuse, New York. A paratrooper in World War II, Serling suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. He became an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and […]

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December 24: I.F. Stone

I.F. Stone (Isidore Feinstein) was born on this day in Philadelphia in 1907. He worked for the New York Post, the Nation, P.M., and “Meet the Press” (radio), among other media outlets, before finding himself blacklisted and unable to work in 1950. His response was to launch I.F. Stone’s Weekly, which for two decades exposed […]

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