The Beatles rocked our media landscape in 1964 when more than seventy-three million people tuned into The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, February 9, 1964, for their debut American appearance. Why did so many people watch this relatively unknown British band one Sunday night fifty years ago?
The Paley Center commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a look at some of the lesser-known facts about the media coverage of the national tragedy and rare TV footage.
What are your favorite Nickelodeon shows from the golden age of the 1990s?
The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, with a photo exhibit which includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band’s history.
As part of the New York Comedy Festival, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Ben Stiller Show, a short-lived but influential sketch program that expressed a new sensibility in the comedy world in the 1990s usually called “Alternative Comedy.” The revolution was televised.
Leonard H. Goldenson, for whom the Paley Center in Los Angeles building is named, established ABC as a leading television network and was responsible for many first in television history. You will learn about some of the important moments in ABC and television's history.
Learn about the strange and surprising history of the Academy Awards, from 1929 to the present. Vote on your favorite moment from the Oscars past and choose your favorite host.
The Paley Center’s 9/11 media-themed programming revisits the events of that day not just to commemorate, but also to take stock of how we have changed and what we have learned.
Interviews and photographs by Jonathan Torgovnik. A multimedia exhibit that creates an immediate and real connection to those devastated by the consequences of genocide and gender-based sexual violence.
She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio celebrates the achievements and preserves the legacy of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives. Click to meet our honorees Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, Katie Couric, Tina Fey, Barbara Walters, Cathie Black, and many other extraordinary women who create compelling and entertaining media.
Past Perspectives on Media
Sandy Dvore: The Guy Who Did “New”
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now
Loving Lucy: A Gallery of Lucille Ball Covers from TV Guide Magazine, 1953 to 2011
A Tribute to John Lennon
A Paley Center Poll: TV High Schools
Len Steckler: Observations
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
Noël Coward on Television
The World Cup Live at the Paley Center
The National Geographic Photo Camp: Crimea
Capturing the Last Lost Moments in Time
We’re Gonna Pay a Call on…The Addams Family
The Best Minutes of the Day: The Golden Age of Polaroid Advertising
The Odd Couples
The Black List Project
What Girls Want: Seventy Years of Pop Idols and Audiences
It Ain't Easy Bein' Green: A Look at The Incredible Hulk
TV Sleuth Smackdown
The Def Jam Generation
TV Vampire (s)Takedown
The Twilight Zone Forever
Yabba-Dabba-Doo! A 70th Anniversary Salute to Hanna-Barbera
Apollo 11: Forty Years Later
Star Trek Smackdown
You Bet Your Sweet Bippy: A Look at Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In
Child's Play in the Kitchen
Away We Go on Our Green Journey
John Frankenheimer In Close Up
Watching the Watchmen
Brit Wits: Steve Coogan vs. Ricky Gervais
The Show's the Thing: Academy Awards Poll
Hail to the Chief: Inaugural Moments in Media
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Lost Without Lost
Who is the Final Cylon?
The Story of the Christmas Special
Political Humor Break
Human Giant Video Contest
Window to the Middle East
Who is Batman?
Hitchcock by Hitchcock
All Things Media
Angel, Venture, and Corporate investors gathered at The Paley Center for Media for ALLTHINGSMEDIA: 2008, a venture capital forum showcasing investment-ready, high-growth media companies led by women.