He didn't know that Serling was also a war hero and likely overlooked the sharply political nature of many of his scripts. It's just that Serling was so convincing.
I'm a little surprised that I never tried smoking, Rod Serling made it look so cool.
Above: opening to The Twilight Zone pilot
The best thing about New Year's Day is the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy -the best thing after the Mummers Parade, anyway.
The first season credits were produced by UPA under the direction of Sam Clayburger.
Serling wrote around 2/3rds of the scripts. 90 or so.
Half-a-century later, it stands as some of the best writing and filmmaking for television.
the final two years shared the same titles