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Twilight Zone Memories

In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed nuclear power expert, Arnie Gundersen, who discussed how, more than four years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima, nuclear waste inside the reactors continues to bleed into the Pacific Ocean creating low concentrations of radioactivity that have already migrated across the Pacific to the west coast of North America. Steven Starr of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation briefly joined the conversation during the second hour.

In the latter half, former Nevada consumer advocate and public utility commissioner Timothy Hay addressed the attempt by power companies to crush rooftop solar energy by throwing up roadblocks to make it harder for homeowners to install, and how electric companies hate the idea of clean, plentiful solar taking away their business.

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Twilight Zone Memories

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Date: Friday - April 16, 2004
Host: George Noory
Guests: Open Lines, Marc Zicree

In the first half of the show Marc Zicree, the author of The Twilight Zone Companion, returned to discuss episodes from the classic TV series. Rod Serling, the show's creator, dictated many of the episodes into a tape recorder while sitting under the California sun, Zicree said, adding that he found a number of unused scripts in Serling's attic, when he visited there, while researching his book.

The original pilot for the series from 1957 was call "The Time Element," and while it wasn't accepted at CBS, it ended up airing as a special Desilu Playhouse production, Zicree noted. While Serling and other Twilight Zone writers delved into sci-fi and fantasy, the stories always had a message or social agenda, he commented. Zicree said his favorite episode was the poignant Walking Distance, about an executive who tries to return to his childhood.

Creature Hotline

During the second half of the show, George opened up a Creature Hotline, and several callers reported witnessing the mythic Thunderbird, a huge grey or brown winged creature with a 14 to 20 ft. wingspan. Another caller recounted a vivid close encounter with small childlike 'grey' aliens as he stood outside smoking a cigarette in the early morning hours. Later we heard from a man in San Diego who said he was working on a promising hybrid electric car project called the L3 Enigma.

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Bumper music from Friday April 16, 2004

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