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By George Basler The Rod Serling Video Festival began 19 years ago as a local contest for young video makers in Broome County. Nowadays, however, the locals have some competition. This year’s entrants come from across New York state and from as way away as Tacoma, Wash., and Port Moody, British Columbia in Canada. For Larry Kassan, the festival’s founder, it’s a sign of just how successful the Serling program has become. “We’re getting entrants from further away than ever before,” he said. WSKG Public Television will broadcast an...
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[caption id="attachment_3313" align="alignleft" width="106"] Heidi Weeks, Jim Hull[/caption] By George Basler The night of Jan. 12, 1955, was one that changed Rod Serling's life. On that night, his teleplay, "Patterns," appeared on the Kraft Television Theatre during what is  now called "the Golden Age" of live television. The play, which focuses on psychological bloodletting in the corporate boardroom, was an immediate smash hit and won Serling the first of his six Emmy Awards, said Larry Kassan,...
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