January 25, 2007 |
The Museum of Television & Radio's 24th annual William S. Paley Television Festival will begin March 1 with a panel on "American Idol" and conclude March 15 with a celebration of the 400 episodes of "The Simpsons." In between, there will be an evening with George Lucas (March 3) and sessions devoted to the first-season hits "Heroes" (March 10) and "Ugly Betty" (March 12). Tickets go on sale to museum members Feb. 1 and to the public on Feb. 9 at Ticketmaster.
January 12, 2006 |
PBS President Pat Mitchell has been named to be the next president of the Museum of Television & Radio, a nonprofit organization based in New York and L.A. that preserves broadcast programs and facilitates seminars about the industry. Mitchell, who announced last year that she would be leaving her post at PBS this spring after six years there, said she wants to make the museum a leader in discussions about the technological changes transforming television and radio.
November 27, 2005 |
"SHE Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio," an ambitious three-year initiative of the Museum of Television & Radio, officially launches Thursday with the announcement of the 2005 honorees -- 50 women who were pioneers in broadcasting fields. Among them are Marlo Thomas (who is also co-chair of the initiative), Barbara Walters, Gertrude Berg, Ida Lupino, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lucille Ball, Agnes Nixon, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Oprah Winfrey.
June 6, 2005 |
The Museum of Television & Radio, confronted with "difficult financial challenges," has laid off 15 employees in Los Angeles and New York. The staff reduction, confirmed by Frank A. Bennack Jr., chairman of the board, comes at the same time as the resignation of the museum's president, Stuart Brotman. Museum officials could not be reached for comment late Friday. But Bennack said in a statement that 14 full-time employees and one part-time employee were let go last week.
January 13, 2005 |
John Cassavetes was a staple on live television in the 1950s, long before he became the director of such seminal film classics as "Shadows," "Faces" and "A Woman Under the Influence" and an award-winning movie star ("The Dirty Dozen," "Rosemary's Baby"). And even after the acclaim, he would continue to appear on the small screen well into the 1970s. But his influential films have long overshadowed his television work.
July 1, 2004 |
Kids of all ages -- including inner children everywhere -- latch on to superheroes faster than a speeding bullet. No matter the decade, stories of caped crusaders, masked avengers and heroic do-gooders provide more than just popular diversion -- they can soothe the psyche. "These cultural icons are far more important than we think they are," explains Ellen Seiter, professor of critical studies at the USC School of Cinema-Television, who has extensively studied superheroes on television.