Television: Tale of a Script

"Our society is a man-eat-man thing on every possible level," says Writer Rod Serling, 33, and his tough, uncompromising television plays (Patterns, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Comedian) reflect this belief. So does his professional life. He has contended with networks, ad agencies and sponsors over what he could say, scrapped with directors over how to say it, become TV's most outspoken authority on the devious ways of television censorship. But short (5 ft. 5 in.) Author Serling is more in demand than any other playwright in the TV business, was recently corralled by CBS on the fanciest terms...

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