May 1, 2013
Matthew Weiner and Mad Men cast discussing history and existentialism & getting us ready for Sunday's apocalyptic episode.
March 19, 2013
One of the strangest alliances in the history of media was formed when a CBS executive enlisted the communal Videofreex to help produce a show that would revolutionize TV.
January 29, 2013
Curator Ron Simon and Intern Robin Lempel discuss the impact of Girls and Lena Dunham have on contemporary culture.
December 11, 2012
How did TV perform in 2012 amid the shifting digital landscape?
October 9, 2012
From Twilight Zone to Twin Peaks, dreams have been a pivotal part of TV storytelling in all genres.
September 24, 2012
Louis C. K. and Lena Dunham, who embody the digital revolution, also get some Emmy love.
August 22, 2012
Two iconic characters, Marty from the fifties and Louie from now, have much in common.
July 17, 2012
Jagger learned to be himself on stage with a little help from Nureyev, James Brown, and even Marilyn Monroe.
June 11, 2012
In a few months, Girls has been acclaimed and reviled. Here are some new thoughts on the show from a curator and intern.
May 8, 2012
Both Johnny Carson and the fictional Don Draper are alienated from their colleagues, family, and, most notably, from themselves.
Curator, Television and Radio
Ron Simon has been a curator at The Paley Center for Media since the early 1980s. He is also an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York University, and Hunter College, where he teaches courses on the history of media. Simon has written for many publications, including The Encyclopedia of Television and Thinking Outside of the Box, as well as serving as host and creative consultant of the CD-ROM Total Television. A member of the editorial board of Television Quarterly, and a judge on the George Foster Peabody committee, Simon has lectured at museums and educational institutions throughout the world. Among the numerous exhibitions he has curated are The Television of Dennis Potter; Witness to History; Jack Benny: The Television and Radio Work; and Worlds Without End: The Art and History of the Soap Opera. He also discovered such lost programs as the live Honeymooners and the only video performance of the Rat Pack.Interests:
Anybody and everything that can be transformed into a pixel.
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