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Rod Serling and the JFK Assassination

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I am currently reading Gordon F. Sander's book "Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man". Sander says that within days of the assassination the United States Information Agency (an organisation very much under the control of the CIA) commissioned Serling to produce a documentary for international distribution about LBJ. Serling accepted the contract and afterwards LBJ sent him his "profound thanks" for his work.

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John,

The SCIFI Channel is running a TWILIGHT ZONE marathon, starting today, for the July 4th weekend. I was looking through the schedule of shows, and July 3, at I:30 am CST they are playing "Profile in Silver", which is an episode that relates to the Kennedy assassination.

Here is the Wikipedia article on the show:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profile_in_Silver

and the SCIFI schedule:

http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index.php3

Hopefully, someone can capture it. (I don't have the capability, just DVR)

Kathy

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John,

The SCIFI Channel is running a TWILIGHT ZONE marathon, starting today, for the July 4th weekend. I was looking through the schedule of shows, and July 3, at I:30 am CST they are playing "Profile in Silver", which is an episode that relates to the Kennedy assassination.

Here is the Wikipedia article on the show:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profile_in_Silver

and the SCIFI schedule:

http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index.php3

Hopefully, someone can capture it. (I don't have the capability, just DVR)

Kathy

Not one of the best. I am pleased to see that Rod Serling did not write it.

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In the original series, Fidel Castro makes an appearance, played by Peter Falk, in "The Mirror" (October 1961). The imdb.com synopsis is below:

"When the peasant Ramos Clemente leads a successful revolution in his undefined country, the former dictator General De Cruz advises that his mirror is magic and can anticipate who will murder him. Clemente becomes paranoid and kills each one of his revolutionary comrades believing that they want to murder him."

Falk is in fatigues, beard, and cigar in this episode. It fits in with other cold war morality plays in the series, with maybe a little Voice of America style around the narrative edges.

"Portrait in Silver" is from the 1980s "New Twilight Zone," when Rod was safely dead.

Edited by David Andrews

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In the original series, Fidel Castro makes an appearance, played by Peter Falk, in "The Mirror" (October 1961). The imdb.com synopsis is below:

"When the peasant Ramos Clemente leads a successful revolution in his undefined country, the former dictator General De Cruz advises that his mirror is magic and can anticipate who will murder him. Clemente becomes paranoid and kills each one of his revolutionary comrades believing that they want to murder him."

Falk is in fatigues, beard, and cigar in this episode. It fits in with other cold war morality plays in the series, with maybe a little Voice of America style around the narrative edges.

"Portrait in Silver" is from the 1980s "New Twilight Zone," when Rod was safely dead.

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...t=0#entry169048

“THE MIRROR” (October 20, 1961)

Written by Rod Serling

Ramos Clemente: Peter Falk

“This is the face of Ramos Clemente, a year ago a beardless, nameless worker of the dirt who plodded behind a mule, furrowing someone else’s land. And he looked up at a hot Central American sun and he pledged the impossible. He made a vow that he would lead an avenging army against the tyranny that put the ache in his back and the anguish in his eyes, and now one year later the dream of the impossible has become a fact. In just a moment we will look deep into this mirror and see the aftermath of a rebellion…in the Twilight Zone.”

After seizing power, Clemente is told by General DeCruz, the deposed tyrant, that a magic mirror in his office reveals the face of one’s assassin’s.

Looking into it, Clemente sees his compatriots advancing on him with machine gun, knives and poison. He kills them all but this brings him no sense of security. When a priest tells him that the people are appalled by the round-the-clock executions he has ordered, Clemente replies that the people are not his concern, that he sees assassins everywhere and is constantly afraid. The priest tells him that tyrants have only one real enemy, “the one they never recognize – until it is too late.” He exists. All alone, Clemente spies his own reflection in the mirror, shatters it, then shoots himself. The priest rushes in. “The last assassin,” he says, “And they never learn. They never seem to learn.”

“Ramos Clemente, a would-be god in dungarees, strangled by an illusion, that will-o’-the-wisp mirage that dangles from the sky in front of the eyes of all ambitious men, all tyrants – and any resemblance to tyrants living or dead is hardly coincidental, whether it is here or in the Twilight Zone.”

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I am currently reading Gordon F. Sander's book "Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man". Sander says that within days of the assassination the United States Information Agency (an organisation very much under the control of the CIA) commissioned Serling to produce a documentary for international distribution about LBJ. Serling accepted the contract and afterwards LBJ sent him his "profound thanks" for his work.

Serling attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, near Dayton, where Ruth H. Paine and Martin Luther King's wife also matriculated. Ruth Paine's brother lives in the small hamlet of Yellow Springs, where there was an Oswald sighting reported by the Dayton PD Intelligence unit.

http://www.antioch-college.edu/

When I was at University of Dayton, in 1970-71, I took a class at Antioch on the history of Vietnam, taught by a former Saigon CIA Chief of Station.

A few years later I was enrolled in the graduate program at Antioch Center for Social Research and Action in Baltimore, directed by a professor who was active in the Polish union (counter Soviet) activities at the time. Another professor arranged for us to use a special frequency radio at Bathesda Naval hospital to talk with other educators in the South Pacific and China.

The Antioch professors were very good - And Connected.

An old school, founded by Horace Mann, Antioch went co-ed, did away with grades and developed work-study programs decades before such things became popular.

When Ruth Paine was working with Quakers in Nicaragua in the 1980s she traveled and attended Quaker meetings with a student or someone affiliated with Antioch, who made others suspicious of them (for keeping notes and taking names), so she maintained her college connections.

Antioch College at the moment, is in dire financial straits; maybe they lost their CIA support?

I'm sure Antioch, as it did with Ruth Paine, had a major effect on Rod Serling's outlook on life.

As for the USIA, under JFK it was run by former CBS reporter Edward R. Morrow, a legend in his own time, who advised JFK to call off a CIA leafleting operation after it had been given preliminary approval and was ready to go, which illustrates the tight leash JFK wanted to hold on the CIA's Covert Ops against Cuba in 1963.

http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/M/htmlM/...murrowedwar.htm

http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/murrow/exhibit/usia.html

So it shouldn't be surprising that Rod Serling, radical writer and anti-censorship visionary, would contribute to a government propaganda film promoting the new president after the coup.

I'm sure there's an archive of Rod Serling's work at some university somewhere. Maybe it's at Antioch?

Among the records of Rod Serling you will find letters from Bill Kelly and LBJ.

Edited by William Kelly

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Some more Antioch connections to the assassination:

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

CD 46 FBI Estep Report http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...mp;relPageId=16

INFORMATION REGARDING OSWALD’S POSSIBLE ATTENDANCE AT ANTIOCH COLLEGE, YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

Sgt. DONDALD SWARTZ, Intelligence Unit, Columbus Police Department, advised on November 29, 1963, he had received the following unverified information from a source he declined to identify:

LEE HARVEY OSWALD alleged attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, using his true name for a short period of time in 1957 and was dismissed because he was unable to prove his graduation from high school.

OSWALD had lived c/o MICHAEL PAINE and wife, RUTH PAINE nee HYDE, Irving, Texas. RUTH HYDE is a graduate, Class of 1955, of Antioch College…

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=296344

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE DIVISION 4-6-64

Domestic Intelligence Division concurs with the recommendation of the SAC of the Cincinnati Office that no further action is necessary in this matter. Personnel of the Cincinnati Office who were responsible for the poor wording in the report of SA Charles E. Chapman dated 3-25-64 at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Oswald case have been issued sharp error slips by the SAC of the Cincinnati Office and have been issued emphatic admonitions. The report in question has not been disseminated outside the Bureau. The allegation that Oswald was receiving money orders through the Miami Deposit Bank of Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been completely run out and has proven to have no basis in fact. Amended pages forwarded by the Cincinnati Office are being inserted in the instant report of SA Chapman and the report will then be disseminated to the President’s Commission in our next regular dissemination to the Commission.

FBI operation against New Left at Antioch

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=152615

Ruth Paine & Dr. Carl D. Hyde, M.D. WC Vol. XXIII pg. 504

http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/...bsPageId=143742

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"A Game of Pool" is one of the better shows in the Twilight Zone:

http://talk.cuetable.com/showthread.php?t=2046

George Clayton Johnson's script originally featured an alternate ending in which Jesse loses the game. Seeing that Jesse is bedazzled that he has lost a life-or-death game and is still alive, Fats explains that he will die "as all second raters die: you'll be buried and forgotten without me touching you. If you'd beaten me, you'd have lived forever." I think this is a much better ending.

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"A Game of Pool" is one of the better shows in the Twilight Zone:

http://talk.cuetable.com/showthread.php?t=2046

George Clayton Johnson's script originally featured an alternate ending in which Jesse loses the game. Seeing that Jesse is bedazzled that he has lost a life-or-death game and is still alive, Fats explains that he will die "as all second raters die: you'll be buried and forgotten without me touching you. If you'd beaten me, you'd have lived forever." I think this is a much better ending.

Fats is played by Jackie Gleason, who played a similar role as Minnesotta Fats, opposite Paul Newman's Fast Eddie Felton, in the film The Hustler.

More bizarre, and worthy of the Twilight Zone is Gleason's UFO connection.

In his introduction to Peter Lavinda's book, Jim Hougan speculates the the UFO phenomenona is a Psychological Warfare ploy and says, "Celebrities such as Arthur Godfrey were enlisted to make fun of the subject and ridicule those who were interested in it..."

See: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.ph...t=0#entry170229

Was Jackie Gleason one of the celebrities "enlisted" to tackle the UFO issue, at the same time UFOs were being used as a cover for the U2 and other new NASA developments?

http://www.presidentialufo.com/richardm.htm

Jackie Gleason, Richard Nixon, and the Florida Aliens

In February 1973 President Richard Nixon took a trip to Florida. On February 19,1973, according to White House Records, the President met on the 18th green at the Inverness Golf and Country Club with Jackie Gleason. He had come to help to open a charity golf tournament run by Gleason. If some rumored stories are to be believed, Nixon also came to Florida in 1973 to show Jackie Gleason bodies that were not from this planet.

Gleason was considered on of the foremost television comedians of the 20th century producing the Jackie Gleason Show for almost 20 years, and playing the character of Ralph Kramden on the top ratedHoneymooners TV show in the mid 50's. He appeared in 21 movies, and produced 20 music albums from 1953 to 1969.

Jackie Gleason and President Nixon had a number of things in common and became good friends. Gleason was a strong supporter of the Republican party. Gleason lived in Florida, and Nixon had a compound on Biscayne Bay only miles away. In addition to being avid golfers, both had high regard for the FBI. Nixon had in April 1937 applied to become an agent with the FBI, and Gleason worked for the FBI as an official "contact" for the Special Agent in Change (SAC) in Miami where he lived for the last twenty years of his life.

One of the other things they had in common, according to Gleason, was a large collection of UFO books. Both were fascinated by the subject.

Gleason had long been a fan of UFOs. He was a subscriber to the newsletter of the group Just Cause (Citizens Against UFO Secrecy). Gleason had a collection of 1700 books on parapsychology, UFOs, and the unknown. These were donated to the University of Miami by his third wife when he passed away in 1987. Gleason had even built a house in Peekskill, N.Y. which he called " The Mother ship." Gleason had architects built everything in the round like a flying saucer. Most of his furniture was round, and the garage, called the "Scout Ship" was also round, like a flying saucer.

Biographer William A. Henry 111 in his book " The Life and Legend of Jackie Gleason" described his view of Jackie Gleason’s interest in the unknown:

"Jackie Gleason had a lifelong fascination with the supernatural. Every thing that Shirley MacLean was to explore in her exotic life and best-selling book had already been explored by Gleason...He would spend small fortunes on everything from financing psychic research to buying a sealed box said to contain actual ectoplasm, the spirit of life itself. He would contact everyone from back-alley charlatans to serious researchers like J.B. Rhine of Duke University and, disdaining the elitism of the scholarly apparatus, would treat them all much the same way.

Gleason was a frequent insomniac. He would stay up high the night reading (or rereading) some of the hundreds of (UFO and paranormal phenomena) volumes in his library."

Gleason did not see a UFO till later in his life when he was living in Florida. In 1955 at the high of his popularity with the American people he stated during a magazine interview.

I have never seen a flying saucer anywhere personally but have read published flying saucer literature. Most of this literature is ridiculous, but amongst the trash there are some undeniable points that can not be refuted even by the United States Government.

Gleason let the public know that he was interested in UFOs, but he was very secretive about how strong his belief was. While living in New York he invited Sheila MacRae for a visit to his saucer shaped home in Peeksville. MacRae replaced Audrey Meadows as the "Honeymooners" Alice Kramden when Jackie Gleason moved his TV shows to Florida in the sixties. There he showed her his massive collection of books on spiritualism, the occult, and UFOs. " I’m kind of a nut on the subject, " he told Sheila "Hey, maybe ‘nut’ isn’t the right word, eh? Think of the fun the columnists and the writers for TV Guide would have if they got a load of all this, hunh?"

There were a few people who Jackie trusted who he would discuss the subject with. One of these people was Bob Considine. Jackie Gleason’s publicist James Bacon, in his book "How Sweet it Is: The Jackie Gleason Story,"described how Gleason was "always arguing" about UFOs with Bob Considine, columnist for the New York Journal-American. These UFO debates took place in Gleason’s favorite watering hole - Toots Shor’s Restaurant and Bar in New York City.

Gleason would tell Considine how small UFOs had been seen by both sides during World War 11, and that four Presidents of the United States had told him about these UFOs. Considine didn’t believe Gleason until one day General Rosie O’Donnell, then head of the Strategic Air Force, over heard the two arguing. He came up and said to Considine, ‘Jackie’s right.’

According to Gleason's second wife, Beverly McKittrick, Gleason apparently had done more than talk and golf with his friend Richard Nixon while in Florida. McKittrick stated that one night Gleason had returned home very shaken. It was during the Nixon February 1973 visit to Florida. She related that President Nixon had taken Jackie to a heavily secured area at Homestead Air Force Base where he had viewed the remains of small aliens in a top secret repository. McKittrick related this story in an unpublished manuscript of Gleason called "The Great One."

Larry Bryant, the editor of Just Cause, the newsletter Gleason had a subscription to, filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with Homestead Air Force Base. Bryant requested documentation on the top secret repository and Gleason’s visit there to see the alien bodies. The Air Force Base replied that " no such records existed." Bryant also sent an advertisement to the Homestead Air Force Base Newspaper soliciting information anyone on the base could provide about the alien bodies or Jackie Gleason’s visit to see them. The public affairs officer at Homestead denounced the Bryant advertisement and "forbade its publication."

At the same time Bryant wrote Gleason providing him with a draft affidavit. He asked Gleason to execute the affidavit so it could be used as part of a growing accumulation of evidence Bryant was collecting in preparation for taking the government to court to release all information on alien crash retrievals. Gleason did not reply.

About the same time as Bryant was approaching Gleason to provide an affidavit about his experience at Homestead, Gleason was approached by the film industry about the rumored story. Bryant recounted the story;"Though I never did hear from Gleason," said Bryant, " I did learn that he had been contacted by a third party in the film industry. At this confrontation, Gleason chose to neither confirm nor deny the story, saying that he would prefer not to discuss it all . The way I see it Gleason easily could have set the record straight in reply to my proposal or in an explanation to the inquisitive film-industry representative. If the story was a fabrication or misinterpretation on the part of his wife, he now had every opportunity to say so. That he chose not to merely deepens the mystery."

Shortly before his death in 1987, one story says Gleason did finally confirm the story about seeing the bodies at Homestead. The person who Jackie Gleason told the story to was Larry Warren who a member of the Air Force Security Police at RAF Bentwaters. Bentwaters was one of two bases in England where in late December 1980, three days of bizarre UFO incidents took place. Many US airmen stationed at the base were involved in sightings, radar trackings, pictures, and videos.

Larry Warren had been involved in events on the second night of sightings. He saw an object land in a clearing of the forest, and along with a number of other airmen saw three being come out of the craft. The case became known as the Rendlesham Forest Case, and was considered by many to be "the most significant military - UFO incident in the history of Great Britain."

Larry Warren’s encounter with Jackie Gleason occurred in May 1986, shortly before Gleason death in June 1987. CNN and HBO had been running stories on the 1980 Rendleham Forest case. "Through mutual friends who knew members of his family," recounted Warren, " I was told that Gleason would like to talk to me privately in his home in Westchester County, and so the meeting was set for a Saturday when we would both have time to relax." Timothy Green Beckley, a New York City author, produced an excellent account of the meeting between the two men:

After being formally introduced, the two men ventured into Gleason's recreation room complete with pool table and full-size bar. "There were hundreds of UFO books all over the place," Warren explains, "but Jackie was quick to tell me that this was only a tiny portion of his entire collection, which was housed in his home in Florida." For the rest of the day, UFO researcher and UFO witness exchanged information.

"Gleason seemed to be very well informed on the subject," Larry says, "as he knew the smallest detail about most cases and showed me copies of the book "Clear Intent" that had just been published, as well as a copy of "Sky Crash", a British book about Bentwaters that was published, actually, before all the details of this case were made public. I remember Gleason telling me about his own sightings of several discs in Florida and how he thought there were undersea UFOs bases out in the Bermuda Triangle."

But it wasn't till after Warren had downed a few beers and Gleason had had a number of drinks-"his favorite, Rob Roys"-that conversation really got down to brass tacks. "At some point, Gleason turned to me and said, 'I want to tell you something very amazing that will probably come out some day anyway. We've got em!' 'Got what', I wanted to know? 'Aliens!' Gleason sputtered, catching his breath."

According to Warren, Jackie proceeded to tell him the intriguing set of circumstances that led him to the stunning conclusion that extraterrestrials have arrived on our cosmic shores. "It was back when Nixon was in office that something truly amazing happened to me," Gleason explained. "We were close golfing buddies and had been out on the golf course all day when somewhere around the 15th hole, the subject of UFOs came up. Not many people know this," Gleason told Warren, "but the President shares my interest in this matter and has a large collection of books in his home on UFOs just like I do. For some reason, however, he never really took me into his confidence about what he personally knew to be true... one of the reasons being that he was usually surrounded by so many aids and advisers."

Later that night, matters changed radically, when Richard Nixon showed up at Gleason's house around midnight. "He was all alone for a change. There were no secret service agents with him or anyone else. I said, 'Mr. President, what are you doing here?' and he said he wanted to take me someplace and show me something." Gleason got into the President's private car and they sped off into the darkness - their destination being Homestead Air Force Base.

"I remember we got to the gate and this young MP came up to the car to look to see inside and his jaw seemed to drop a foot when he saw who was behind the wheel. He just sort of pointed and we headed off." Warren says that later Gleason found out that the secret service was going absolutely crazy trying to find out where Nixon was. "We drove to the very far end of the base in a segregated area," Gleason went on, "finally stopping near a well-guarded building. The security police saw us coming and just sort of moved back as we passed them and entered the structure.

There were a number of labs we passed through first before we entered a section where Nixon pointed out what he said was the wreckage from a flying saucer, enclosed in several large cases." Gleason noted his initial reaction was that this was all a joke brought on by their earlier conversation on the golf course. But it wasn't, as Gleason soon learned. "Next, we went into an inner chamber and there were six or eight of what looked like glass-topped Coke freezers. Inside them were the mangled remains of what I took to be children. Then - upon closer examination - I saw that some of the other figures looked quite old. Most of them were terribly mangled as if they had been in an accident."

According to Larry Warren's testimony (regarding Gleason's lengthy conversation about UFOs and space visitors), "I forget whether he said they had three or four fingers on each hand, but they definitely were not human...of this he was most certain!" For three weeks following his trip with Nixon to Homestead Air Force Base, the world famous entertainer couldn't sleep and couldn't eat. "Jackie told me that he was very traumatized by all of this.

He just couldn't understand why our government wouldn't tell the public all they knew about UFOs and space visitors. He said he even drank more heavily than usual until he could regain some of his composure and come back down to everyday reality." Larry Warren is convinced that Gleason wasn't lying to him. "You could tell that he was very sincere - he took the whole affair very seriously, and I could tell that he wanted to get the matter off his chest, and this was why he was telling me all of this." And as far as Larry Warren was concerned, the Great One's personal testimony only added extra credibility to his own first hand experience with aliens while he was in the service.

"Jackie felt just like I do that the government needs to 'come clean,' and tell us all it knows about space visitors. It time they stopped lying to the public and release all the evidence they have. When they do, then we'll all be able to see the same things the late Jackie Gleason did!"

The obvious question that has been asked about this incident is how Nixon, the most protected man in the world, was able to get away from his secret service detail, get a car, and head off to Homestead with Jackie Gleason. The story seems at first totally impossible.

The Director of the Secret Service under President Clinton, Lewis Merletti, claimed that the idea of a President escaping his secret service agents only happens in the movies. In response to a question by reporter Joan London about the possibility of the President escaping his protection to go out and secretly do something Merletti claimed, " all Hollywood, there’s no sneaking out. It has never happened."

Marty Venker, a Secret Service agent who worked with Merletti under Presidents Ford and Carter, however, tells a different story. In his book Confessions of an Ex-Secret Service Agent tells that not only can the President disappear, but it has happened. Venker stated that in the exact year of the Homestead incident with Gleason, 1973, Nixon had tried to cut his secret service protection. Venker also stated that it was not uncommon for Nixon to try to elude his secret service detail. The agents working on the Nixon Presidential detail had been warned about it.

Venker even recounted one occasion when Nixon was able to ditch his secret service guards while at his California compound:

"Nixon always felt that he was overprotected. He felt that he couldn’t pick his nose without some agent taking notes. In 1973, he tried to cut his detail by a third. ‘I don’t like it and my family doesn’t like it.’ he said."

"I’d be warned of the lengths Nixon would go to elude us. One time he snuck out of the San Clemente compound. His valet, Manolo Sanchez, drove past the agents in a car with Nixon stretched out in the back seat under a blanket. Nixon just wanted to go to a restaurant. But some reporters saw him and phoned the house. They wanted to know was Nixon was up to. The secret service told them, he’s not at any restaurant, he’s here at home. But then the agents found he was gone they chased him down."

Nixon was very familiar with Homestead Air Force Base which was only minutes from his Biscayne Bay compound. Every time Nixon flew south to his "Southern White House" Air Force One would land at Homestead. In Nixon’s first term as President he traveled to his Key Biscayne compound 55 times and spent 118 nights there.

Gleason, on the other hand, lived in nearby Miami, and owned his own golf course, the Inverrary Country Club nearby in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

There is no proof that Nixon escorted Jackie Gleason to view alien bodies at Homestead, but everything checked out indicates it could very well have happened. It would have been very easy in terms of distance for the Gleason/Nixon alien event to have occurred.

This author wrote Gleason's third wife when Jackie Gleason died to ask for her assistance in clarifying the story. She wrote back one simple hand-written line, "So sorry we can not be of any help to you."

Edited by William Kelly

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John,

The SCIFI Channel is running a TWILIGHT ZONE marathon, starting today, for the July 4th weekend. I was looking through the schedule of shows, and July 3, at I:30 am CST they are playing "Profile in Silver", which is an episode that relates to the Kennedy assassination.

Here is the Wikipedia article on the show:

http://en.wikipedia....ofile_in_Silver

and the SCIFI schedule:

http://www.scifi.com...ebot/index.php3

Hopefully, someone can capture it. (I don't have the capability, just DVR)

Kathy

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Guest Robert Morrow

I am currently reading Gordon F. Sander's book "Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man". Sander says that within days of the assassination the United States Information Agency (an organisation very much under the control of the CIA) commissioned Serling to produce a documentary for international distribution about LBJ. Serling accepted the contract and afterwards LBJ sent him his "profound thanks" for his work.

It would be nice to see this propaganda documentary for LBJ by Rod Serling ... wonder how we can get a copy. I guess contact USIA?

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That's pretty interesting Lee.

You have somebody in Hollywood, California impersonating Rod Serling?

I wonder if its possible to figure out who it was and why they did it?

BK

Under date of January 24, 1964, the Los Angeles Office advised that on January 24, 1964, ROD SERLING, 1490 Monaco Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, advised SA PETER J MEANEY JR, that he had recently received a letter from Newsweek Magazine, New Yok City, referring to a letter allegedly written by SERLING to that magazine concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. SERLING telephonically contacted Newsweek Magazine advising he had not written any such letter. The following quoted typewritten letter was recently forwarded to SERLING by Newsweek Magazine.

December 26, 1964

Newsweek 444 Madison Ave., New York, New York, 10022

Dear Sirs:

From what I have read, the world will not even begin to consider the validity of the ‘one man’ theory --- or the ‘facts’ and ‘evidence’ that seem to support such a theory notwithstanding --- until it is demonstrably proved (by a bona fide demonstration) that one man --- with such remarkable, devastating effect --- could have fired the unreliable Carcano rife three times, at a moving target, within six seconds. So, please, for the time being, clumsy, heavy-handed F.B.I. ‘leaks’ that seem to answer (or should I say cover) everything but the most important question of all --- the matter of how Lee Oswald did the reputedly impossible, alone.

It shocks me to see how faithfully most of the ‘press’ has represented that it tends to corroborate Oswald’s guilt as prime facto evidence, and that it seems to cast doubt on the man’s guilt as ‘wild rumors.’ Let’s isolate this messy thing to one disturbed individual. Let’s not rock our undemocratic, political ‘ship of state.’ Perish the thought!

There’s nothing like the assassination of a president and the murder of his assassin to reveal how economic control and singularly ‘unfree’ our speech (the press) really is.

Sincerely,

R. Serling

Culver City, California

P.S. As a result of the Dallas tragedy-fiasco, I fully expect an unusual waive of popular cynicism; lawlessness; a general disrespect for law (which we may as well regard as quasi or ‘do-it-yourself’ revolutionary activity), until government comes to more truly reflect the will – in the false consciousness created by the ‘popular press’ – of all the people.

The airmail envelop forwarded by Newsweek, postmarked Los Angeles, California, December 28, 1963, addressed “Letters to the Editor” Newsweek, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, contains the return address of “R.S., MGM Studios, Culver City, California.”

The Los Angeles Office pointed out that ROD SERLING is a well-known television and motion-picture writer and producer currently producing the television program “Twilight Zone” with offices at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Mr. SERLING also advised he had recently received a letter from Senator THOMAS KUCHEL, Washington, D.C. dated, December 31, 1963, referring to SERLING’S recent letter urging complete inquiry regarding the KENNEDY assassination. SERLING stated he has not written any such letter to KUCHEL or any other person or magazine and has no suspects at this time.

Under date of February 10, 1964, the FBI Laboratory furnished the following information concerning a document examination requested by the Los Angeles Office on February 3, 1964:

Specimens received 2-5-64

Q486 Envelop postmarked “LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 28 DEC 1963 – AM” bearing typewritten address “Letters to the Editor’ NEWSWEEK 444 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022, “ and accompanying one-page typewritten letter dated December 26, 1963, with heading “Newsweek 444 Madison Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022,” beginning “Dear Sir” From what I have read…” and ending “…of all the people.” Signed “R. SERLING”

Available in Bureau

Q487 Two-page typewritten letter dated December 19, 1963, with heading “Senator Thomas H. Kuchel California United States Senate Washington D.C.” beginning “Dear Mr. Kuchel: From what I have read…” and ending on second page “…the Press, television, etc.” Signed “R. SERLING”

Result of examination:

It was concluded that the typewriting on Q 486 and Q487 was prepared on the same typewriter equipped with Corona pica type, spaced ten letters per inch.

It was further concluded that the Serling signatures on Q486 and Q487 were written by one individual.

The typewriting on Q486 and Q487 was not identified in the Anonymous Letter File. Appropriate photographs will be added to the file.

Edited by William Kelly

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That's pretty interesting Lee.

You have somebody in Hollywood, California impersonating Rod Serling?

I wonder if its possible to figure out who it was and why they did it?

BK

Under date of January 24, 1964, the Los Angeles Office advised that on January 24, 1964, ROD SERLING, 1490 Monaco Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, advised SA PETER J MEANEY JR, that he had recently received a letter from Newsweek Magazine, New Yok City, referring to a letter allegedly written by SERLING to that magazine concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. SERLING telephonically contacted Newsweek Magazine advising he had not written any such letter. The following quoted typewritten letter was recently forwarded to SERLING by Newsweek Magazine.

December 26, 1964

Newsweek 444 Madison Ave., New York, New York, 10022

Dear Sirs:

From what I have read, the world will not even begin to consider the validity of the ‘one man’ theory --- or the ‘facts’ and ‘evidence’ that seem to support such a theory notwithstanding --- until it is demonstrably proved (by a bona fide demonstration) that one man --- with such remarkable, devastating effect --- could have fired the unreliable Carcano rife three times, at a moving target, within six seconds. So, please, for the time being, clumsy, heavy-handed F.B.I. ‘leaks’ that seem to answer (or should I say cover) everything but the most important question of all --- the matter of how Lee Oswald did the reputedly impossible, alone.

It shocks me to see how faithfully most of the ‘press’ has represented that it tends to corroborate Oswald’s guilt as prime facto evidence, and that it seems to cast doubt on the man’s guilt as ‘wild rumors.’ Let’s isolate this messy thing to one disturbed individual. Let’s not rock our undemocratic, political ‘ship of state.’ Perish the thought!

There’s nothing like the assassination of a president and the murder of his assassin to reveal how economic control and singularly ‘unfree’ our speech (the press) really is.

Sincerely,

R. Serling

Culver City, California

P.S. As a result of the Dallas tragedy-fiasco, I fully expect an unusual waive of popular cynicism; lawlessness; a general disrespect for law (which we may as well regard as quasi or ‘do-it-yourself’ revolutionary activity), until government comes to more truly reflect the will – in the false consciousness created by the ‘popular press’ – of all the people.

The airmail envelop forwarded by Newsweek, postmarked Los Angeles, California, December 28, 1963, addressed “Letters to the Editor” Newsweek, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, contains the return address of “R.S., MGM Studios, Culver City, California.”

The Los Angeles Office pointed out that ROD SERLING is a well-known television and motion-picture writer and producer currently producing the television program “Twilight Zone” with offices at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Mr. SERLING also advised he had recently received a letter from Senator THOMAS KUCHEL, Washington, D.C. dated, December 31, 1963, referring to SERLING’S recent letter urging complete inquiry regarding the KENNEDY assassination. SERLING stated he has not written any such letter to KUCHEL or any other person or magazine and has no suspects at this time.

Under date of February 10, 1964, the FBI Laboratory furnished the following information concerning a document examination requested by the Los Angeles Office on February 3, 1964:

Specimens received 2-5-64

Q486 Envelop postmarked “LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 28 DEC 1963 – AM” bearing typewritten address “Letters to the Editor’ NEWSWEEK 444 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022, “ and accompanying one-page typewritten letter dated December 26, 1963, with heading “Newsweek 444 Madison Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022,” beginning “Dear Sir” From what I have read…” and ending “…of all the people.” Signed “R. SERLING”

Available in Bureau

Q487 Two-page typewritten letter dated December 19, 1963, with heading “Senator Thomas H. Kuchel California United States Senate Washington D.C.” beginning “Dear Mr. Kuchel: From what I have read…” and ending on second page “…the Press, television, etc.” Signed “R. SERLING”

Result of examination:

It was concluded that the typewriting on Q 486 and Q487 was prepared on the same typewriter equipped with Corona pica type, spaced ten letters per inch.

It was further concluded that the Serling signatures on Q486 and Q487 were written by one individual.

The typewriting on Q486 and Q487 was not identified in the Anonymous Letter File. Appropriate photographs will be added to the file.

The wikipedia page on Rod Serling contains the following, although it states that a citation is needed.

The term "twilight zone" predates the television program, and originally meant simply a "gray area." (Intelligence analysts in the early Cold War labeled a country a twilight zone if there was no definite U.S. policy on whether to intervene militarily to keep it from going Communist.)[citation needed] Rod Serling himself chose the title of the series, and said that only after the series aired did he discover that the "twilight zone" was also a term applied by the US Air Force to the terminator, the border between "night" and "day" on a planetary body.[citation needed]

Also see

http://www.rodserlingmuseum.com

I am also very interested in whether Serling was commissioned through the USIA to produce a documentary on LBJ.

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That's pretty interesting Lee.

You have somebody in Hollywood, California impersonating Rod Serling?

I wonder if its possible to figure out who it was and why they did it?

BK

Under date of January 24, 1964, the Los Angeles Office advised that on January 24, 1964, ROD SERLING, 1490 Monaco Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, advised SA PETER J MEANEY JR, that he had recently received a letter from Newsweek Magazine, New Yok City, referring to a letter allegedly written by SERLING to that magazine concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. SERLING telephonically contacted Newsweek Magazine advising he had not written any such letter. The following quoted typewritten letter was recently forwarded to SERLING by Newsweek Magazine.

December 26, 1964

Newsweek 444 Madison Ave., New York, New York, 10022

Dear Sirs:

From what I have read, the world will not even begin to consider the validity of the 'one man' theory --- or the 'facts' and 'evidence' that seem to support such a theory notwithstanding --- until it is demonstrably proved (by a bona fide demonstration) that one man --- with such remarkable, devastating effect --- could have fired the unreliable Carcano rife three times, at a moving target, within six seconds. So, please, for the time being, clumsy, heavy-handed F.B.I. 'leaks' that seem to answer (or should I say cover) everything but the most important question of all --- the matter of how Lee Oswald did the reputedly impossible, alone.

It shocks me to see how faithfully most of the 'press' has represented that it tends to corroborate Oswald's guilt as prime facto evidence, and that it seems to cast doubt on the man's guilt as 'wild rumors.' Let's isolate this messy thing to one disturbed individual. Let's not rock our undemocratic, political 'ship of state.' Perish the thought!

There's nothing like the assassination of a president and the murder of his assassin to reveal how economic control and singularly 'unfree' our speech (the press) really is.

Sincerely,

R. Serling

Culver City, California

P.S. As a result of the Dallas tragedy-fiasco, I fully expect an unusual waive of popular cynicism; lawlessness; a general disrespect for law (which we may as well regard as quasi or 'do-it-yourself' revolutionary activity), until government comes to more truly reflect the will – in the false consciousness created by the 'popular press' – of all the people.

The airmail envelop forwarded by Newsweek, postmarked Los Angeles, California, December 28, 1963, addressed "Letters to the Editor" Newsweek, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, contains the return address of "R.S., MGM Studios, Culver City, California."

The Los Angeles Office pointed out that ROD SERLING is a well-known television and motion-picture writer and producer currently producing the television program "Twilight Zone" with offices at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Mr. SERLING also advised he had recently received a letter from Senator THOMAS KUCHEL, Washington, D.C. dated, December 31, 1963, referring to SERLING'S recent letter urging complete inquiry regarding the KENNEDY assassination. SERLING stated he has not written any such letter to KUCHEL or any other person or magazine and has no suspects at this time.

Under date of February 10, 1964, the FBI Laboratory furnished the following information concerning a document examination requested by the Los Angeles Office on February 3, 1964:

Specimens received 2-5-64

Q486 Envelop postmarked "LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 28 DEC 1963 – AM" bearing typewritten address "Letters to the Editor' NEWSWEEK 444 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022, " and accompanying one-page typewritten letter dated December 26, 1963, with heading "Newsweek 444 Madison Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022," beginning "Dear Sir" From what I have read…" and ending "…of all the people." Signed "R. SERLING"

Available in Bureau

Q487 Two-page typewritten letter dated December 19, 1963, with heading "Senator Thomas H. Kuchel California United States Senate Washington D.C." beginning "Dear Mr. Kuchel: From what I have read…" and ending on second page "…the Press, television, etc." Signed "R. SERLING"

Result of examination:

It was concluded that the typewriting on Q 486 and Q487 was prepared on the same typewriter equipped with Corona pica type, spaced ten letters per inch.

It was further concluded that the Serling signatures on Q486 and Q487 were written by one individual.

The typewriting on Q486 and Q487 was not identified in the Anonymous Letter File. Appropriate photographs will be added to the file.

The wikipedia page on Rod Serling contains the following, although it states that a citation is needed.

The term "twilight zone" predates the television program, and originally meant simply a "gray area." (Intelligence analysts in the early Cold War labeled a country a twilight zone if there was no definite U.S. policy on whether to intervene militarily to keep it from going Communist.)[citation needed] Rod Serling himself chose the title of the series, and said that only after the series aired did he discover that the "twilight zone" was also a term applied by the US Air Force to the terminator, the border between "night" and "day" on a planetary body.[citation needed]

Also see

http://www.rodserlingmuseum.com

I am also very interested in whether Serling was commissioned through the USIA to produce a documentary on LBJ.

And I just noticed, Rod Serling wrote the screenplay for the film Seven Days In May.

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From nytimes.com

The Twitter Zone

By Maureen Dowd

July 5, 2011

Excerpt:

“When you look at ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes, everything is ambivalent,” said Serling’s friend Doug Brode, who, along with Serling’s widow, Carol, wrote “Rod Serling and ‘The Twilight Zone:’ The 50th Anniversary Tribute,” published in 2009. “Rod had an open mind to the good, the bad and the in-between of technology. He was a guarded optimist until the Kennedy assassination. After that, his work reflected his sense of hopelessness."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/opinion/06dowd.html

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