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September 1, 2005

MT&R Announces Fall 2005 Schedule in Los Angeles

Fall Schedule of Events Includes Seminars of Popular Television Shows, Premiere Screenings, and More

Los Angeles, CA—The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles kicks off its fall season with a host of high-profile events including: public seminars; a conversation with one of the entertainment industry's groundbreaking leaders; premiere screenings of some of this season's most talked-about new television shows; a retrospective screening series featuring rarely seen television work of the comedian Peter Sellers; special tributes to Peter Jennings and Edward R. Murrow; and a family event celebrating fifty years of The Jim Henson Company's extraordinary work.

Museum seminars will include a celebration of the fortieth anniversary of one of NBC's most popular daytime serial, Days of Our Lives, and an evening with the creator and cast of Nip/Tuck. In addition, the 2005 annual John H. Mitchell Seminar will feature Sumner Redstone of Viacom, Inc. 

The Museum of Television & Radio's

Fall 2005 Calendar for Los Angeles as of August 30, 2005*

MUSEUM PREMIERE SCREENINGS

Wednesday, September 6 through Friday, September 16; 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

MT&R: In the Prime Fall Season Preview offers a first-look of some of this year's most-talked-about new prime-time series. Each preview night will be devoted to a single broadcast network and will include multiple pilot premieres.  Screenings are free.

Wednesday, September 7            The WB         Just Legal; Twins; Supernatural

Thursday, September 8               FOX             Reunion; Bones; Kitchen Confidential;                                                                                                                                                  Head Cases; The War at Home

Friday, September 9                    CBS             How I Met Your Mother; Out of Practice;                                                                                                                                             Close to Home; Criminal Minds

Wednesday, September 14           UPN             Everybody Hates Chris; Love, Inc.;                                                                                                                                                        Sex, Love & Secrets

                                                 CBS              Ghost Whisperer; Threshold

Thursday, September 15              ABC              Night Stalker; Commander in Chief; Invasion              

Friday, September 16                   NBC              Surface; My Name is Earl; InconceivableE-Ring

The Museum thanks the participating networks for their generous support of this year's MT&R: In the Prime Fall Season Preview as well as Aquafina, Bombay Sapphire, and Form Decor.

MUSEUM SEMINARS

Monday, September 19, 2005; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Miami Black and Blue: A Look at Nip/Tuck                             

Panelists: Ryan Murphy, Creator/Executive Producer

                   Julian McMahon, "Dr. Christian Troy"

                   Joely Richardson, "Julia McNamara"

                   Dylan Walsh, "Dr. Sean McNamara"

Guest Moderator: Mary Murphy, Senior Writer, TV Guide

Thursday, November 3, 2005; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Forty Years of Days of Our Lives

Panelists: Ken Corday, Executive Producer

                  Kristian Alfonso, "Hope Williams Brady"

                  Deidre Hall, "Marlena Evans Black"

                  Bill Hayes, "Doug Williams"

                  Susan Hayes, "Julie Williams"

                  Drake Hogestyn, "John Black"

                   Peter Reckell, "Bo Brady"

                   James Reynolds, "Abe Carver"

Guest Moderator: Joe Adalian, Television Editor, Daily Variety

Monday, December 12, 2005; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The John H. Mitchell Seminar: Sumner Redstone

Date to be Announced

C-SPAN Radio: Preserving the Presidency

MUSEUM MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT

Tuesday, December 13, 2005; 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Sidney Sheldon

MT&R FAMILY EVENT

Saturday, September 25, 2005; 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

MT&R Family Event—Fifty Years of Fabulous: Celebrating The Jim Henson Company's

50th Anniversary

Come to Beverly Hills for an afternoon of screenings, activities, and special guests from the Henson Company as The Museum of Television & Radio celebrates their fifty years of achievement.

SCREENING SERIES

  • Peter Sellers: Does That Include Television (Continuing)

Through October 2, 2005

Culled from archives in the United Kingdom and United States, Peter Sellers: Does That Include Television spans Sellers's whole career and includes many rare performances and skits not seen in their entirety since originally broadcast.

  • Peter Jennings: Reporter—A Tribute to Peter Jennings (Continuing)

Through September 25, 2005

The late Peter Jennings had a passion for journalism as well as a distinctive editorial vision that shaped ABC News over several decades. This absorbing special, produced by ABC News reviews Jennings's remarkable life and career, from his stint as a young anchor in the sixties to establishing the first American news bureau in the Arab world to being named the anchor and senior editor of World News Tonight in 1983. Jenning's personal side is recalled in interviews with Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, and Diane Sawyer. (2005; 120 minutes)

  • Good Night, and Good Luck: Murrow, from McCarthy to Monroe

September 25 to October 23, 2005

In conjunction with the release of Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney's theatrical film about the confrontations between iconic CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow and the Communist-baiting junior senator from Wisconsin, Joseph R. McCarthy, the museum presents the original television programs that inspired the film, captivated the nation during the jittery "duck-and-cover" days of the fifties, and helped legitimize television as a medium and even an essential source of information in American homes. As a bonus, the Museum also presents a look at Murrow's lighter side, with highlights of his Person to Person interviews with Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and the Bogarts.

  • Family Halloween Screenings

Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday, October 30

Celebrate Halloween at The Museum of Television & Radio by watching such family favorites as It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and a sampling of classic horror programs from the Museum's collection every day during the Halloween season.

RE-CREATING RADIO WORKSHOPS

Re-creating Radio is a two-hour workshop where children ages nine and older produce an old-time radio drama using scripts, sound effects, and music. The workshop takes participants through the many stages of radio production, including casting, microphone and sound effects training, and a cue rehearsal, before putting on a "live" broadcast. The series brings to life stories in the tradition of Superman, The Shadow, and The Lone Ranger. The performance is recorded, and each participant receives and audiocassette following the workshop. Funding has been provided by The Ahmanson Foundation. Reservations are required at $5 per participant. Workshops held on Saturdays starting after Labor Day. For schedule, please call (310) 786-1014 or visit www.mtr.org.

*All calendar information is subject to change. Please call the Museum's press office at (310) 786-1042 to confirm all information prior to publication.

Admission and Ticketing

Admission to The Museum of Television & Radio screenings is included with the Museum's suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles. Tickets for The Museum of Television & Radio seminars are now available in the Museum lobby during regular hours or by calling (310) 786-1091. Tickets are $15.00 for general public; $12.00 for Members, senior citizens, and students. 

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, was founded by William S. Paley to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and to make them available to the public. Since opening in 1976, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its preeminent collection of over 120,000 television and radio programs and advertisements and to provide a critical forum for the interpretation of these media and their significance in our society. Programs in the Museum's collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance.


The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hill,s is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Both Museums are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles. The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs, and assisted listening devices are available. Programs are subject to change. You may call the Museum in New York at (212) 621-6800 or in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000. Visit the Museum's website at www.mtr.org.

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310.786.1042
tebright@paleycenter.org