FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2005
Moderators for Paley Festival Announced
The Museum of Television & Radio Announces Stephen J. Cannell, Carrie Fisher, Camryn Manheim, Harry Shearer, and Others
March 2–16, 2005
Los Angeles, CA—The Museum of Television & Radio will premiere four new episodes of popular shows during the upcoming William S. Paley Television Festival, March 2-16, 2005, as well offer a slate of guest moderators to preside over the twelve evening events. Guest moderators have been selected from such industries as entertainment, politics, and media, and will include the following:
Wednesday, March 2
Moderator: Stephen J. Cannell, Writer and Producer
In Living Color
Thursday, March 3
Moderator: To Be Announced
Friday, March 4
Moderator: Keith Crofford, Vice President of Production, Adult Swim
Law & Order: The Brand
Saturday, March 5
Moderator: Jeff Greenfield, Senior Analyst, CNN
Tuesday, March 8
Moderator: Carrie Fisher, Writer and Actress
Jack & Bobby
Wednesday, March 9
Moderator: Susan Estrich, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law & Political Science, USC Law School
The L Word
Thursday, March 10
Moderator: Camryn Manheim, Actress and Activist
An Evening With Michael Palin
Friday, March 11
Moderator: Harry Shearer, Actor and Radio Host
Saturday, March 12
Moderator: Robert J. Dowling, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Hollywood Reporter
Monday, March 14
Moderator: Cynthia Littleton, Deputy Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Tuesday, March 15
Moderator: David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone magazine
Wednesday, March 16
Moderator: Brian Lowry, Columnist and Critic, Daily Variety
The Festival will premiere new episodes of Boston Legal, Deadwood, Jack & Bobby, and Veronica Mars, offering Festivalgoers the opportunity to see programs in advance of their air dates.
The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival is named for the founder of both the Museum and CBS and celebrates television's rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind it. During these evenings, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work and has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and creative teams or the individual involved in its production. All Festival events will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Directors Guild of America, DGA Theatre Complex at 7920 Sunset Boulevard.
Tickets will go on sale to Museum Members on Saturday, February 5, 2005. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 11, 2005. Ticket prices are $25 per event for individual Museum Members and $29 per event for the general public ($25 for senior citizens and students with valid ID).
To qualify for the Member discount, you may purchase Memberships with Paley Festival tickets at the Museum or via TicketWeb (service charges apply to phone and Internet sales).
- At The Museum of Television & Radio, 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills (corner of North Beverly Drive and Little Santa Monica) (No service charges apply.)
For Members Only—February 5 & 6; from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- By Telephone or Internet (Service charges apply.)
Call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 5 for Members and at 9:00 a.m. on February 11 for the general public, Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit www.ticketweb.com.
- At the Directors Guild of America, DGA Theatre Complex at 7920 Sunset Boulevard (one block west of Fairfax) (No service charges apply.)
Tickets for all events are available at the DGA, only on Festival evenings from
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Information about the Paley Festival is available through the recorded Festival hotline: (310) 786-1010.
The Museum thanks American Airlines, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and Panasonic for their generous support of this year's Paley Festival.
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 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. 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 Hills, 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.