How to learn about a TV legend’s time in southwest Ohio at local event this month

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

While Emmy Award-winning Rod Serling spent his career writing for television, people remember him most for “The Twilight Zone” series, a collection of science fiction, fantasy and psychological thriller stories that entertained millions of Americans in the early 60s.

Serling biographer Nicholas Parisi and Cincinnati broadcast historian Mike Martini will hold a conversation about Parisi’s new book, “Rod Serling: His Life, Work and Imagination,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting.

Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting admin@voamuseum.org.

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Parisi’s biography is the first to detail Serling’s published and unpublished works before and after “Twilight Zone,” which ran from 1959-64. Parisi received the cooperation of Anne Serling, Rod’s daughter, in researching the career of the author and spends a chapter discussing Serling’s time in Cincinnati writing for WLW and WKRC, said Martini.

Parisi will sell and sign copies of his new book after the presentation.

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting plans a dozen free events this year at the iconic history museum in West Chester, including a four-part series on “The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station” with the MidPointe Library System.

For more information, visit www.voamuseum.org.

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