“When asked in an interview which of his scripts he had special feelings for, my dad mentioned Requiem for a Heavyweight and an episode of Night Gallery called 'They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar,' for which he received an Emmy nomination.
'Tim Riley’ is similar to The Twilight Zone’s 'Walking Distance.' Both truly represent my father’s writing at its absolute best and both evoke the theme of going backwards and going home again.
Randolph Lane, the main character in the story, lives on Bennett Avenue, just like my dad. Lane was also a paratrooper in World War II. And, like my dad, he has a preoccupation with the past, and a particular sense of nostalgia and infinite longing.”

AS I KNEW HIM: My Dad, Rod Serling (New Title of Memoir)


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