Exclusive Exhibit Features:

  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy
  • All 53 Super Bowl Rings
  • Exemplary Items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Gaming Stations Featuring EA Madden NFL 20
  • Interactive Trivia
  • Arts and Crafts for Families and Kids
  • Special NFL Photo Moment for Fans

Exhibit in NY

As the National Football League kicks off its landmark 100th season in September, the Paley Center will host an exhibition celebrating a century of professional football, in partnership with the NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season will feature the famed Vince Lombardi Trophy, all 53 Super Bowl rings, and iconic items representing ten decades of America’s beloved professional sport from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also included will be gaming stations featuring EA Madden NFL 20, interactive trivia, arts and crafts for families and kids, and a special NFL photo moment for fans.

PALEY MEMBER PRIVATE RECEPTION
September 14, 12 Noon to 1:00 pm
Paley Members can enjoy a sneak peek at the exhibit before the general public. Become a Member to attend.

VISITING THE PALEY EXHIBIT IN NY
September 14 to October 27, 2019
Exhibits are FREE and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door, but RSVP in advance so you don’t miss out!

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Exhibit Hours:
OPENING DAY (Sept 14): The exhibit opens to the general public at 1:00 pm.
Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please note: The NFL exhibit will close early at 3pm on 9/18; 10/16; 10/24.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The Paley Center for Media in New York
25 West 52 Street, New York

PaleyLive Event in NY

PALEY LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION
Monday, September 16, 2019; 6:30 pm 

Join us for a lively discussion with Carl Banks, Joe Horrigan, Neal Pilson, Lesley Visser, and others exploring the special relationship between football and television.

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Screenings in NY & LA

Throughout the exhibit’s run, the Paley Center will screen memorable NFL games and documentaries, most notably the first-ever public screening of the historic broadcast of the first Super Bowl, between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. Long thought lost, this “Holy Grail” for sports collectors spent nearly forty years stored at the home of Beth Rebuck. Rebuck’s late ex-husband Martin Haupt recorded the game on a Quadruplex taping machine in the Scranton television station where he worked, with the intent of passing it along to their son Troy Haupt. Troy donated the recordings to the Paley Center where it was restored and entered into the Paley Archive.

Screenings in New York: September 14 to October 27, Wednesdays to Sundays.
Screenings in Los Angeles: September 18 to October 27, Wednesdays to Sundays.


September 14, 15, 18, 19, 20
THE "HOLY GRAIL" OF FOOTBALL

12:05, 3:30 pm
SUPER BOWL I: GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
The first public screening of the "Holy Grail" for sports collectors, the first Super Bowl, between the Packers and Chiefs. Long thought lost, the Paley Center received this tape from Troy Haupt whose father recorded the game at a Scranton television station. Here is rare footage from the game that sparked an American tradition. (CBS; 1967; 30 min.)

[Please note: there is no 12:05 pm screening on 9/14 and no 3:30 pm screening on 9/19 in NY. We apologize for any inconvenience.]

1:45 pm; 4:05 pm
A FOOTBALL LIFE: VINCE LOMBARDI
Profile of one of football’s greatest coaches, Vince Lombardi, who captured five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls during his famed tenure with the Green Bay Packers. (NFL Network; 2013; 93 min.)

September 21, 22, 25, 26, 27
MANY VOICES OF THE NFL

1:00, 3:30 pm
A LIFETIME OF SUNDAYS
This documentary by NFL Films profiles the matriarchs of four American football families, “to champion the women who have played an integral role in its history.” This engrossing film offers a look at the history of the NFL through the eyes of four female owners: Virginia Halas McCaskey (Chicago Bears), Martha Ford (Detroit Lions), Patricia Rooney (Pittsburgh Steelers), and Norma Hunt (Kansas City Chiefs). (ESPN/ABC; 2019; 90 min.) Note: no 3:30 pm screening on 9/25 in NY.

12:05, 2:35, 5:05 pm
NFL CENTURY: IN THEIR OWN WORDS
An insider’s view of contemporary football with such greats as Troy Aikman, Warren Sapp, and Randy Moss. (ESPN; 2000; 48 min.). Note: no 5:05 pm screening on 9/25.

September 28, 29, October 2, 3, 4
NEW YORK GIANTS WEEK

1:00 pm
SUPER BOWL XXI: NEW YORK GIANTS VS. DENVER BRONCOS
Experience again the complete broadcast of the New York Giants’ first Super Bowl, a victory over the Denver Broncos, featuring the passing of Phil Simms and the rushing of Joe Morris. The game from the Rose Bowl is announced by the famed team of Pat Summerall and John Madden, with a halftime salute to Hollywood’s 100th Anniversary. (CBS; 1987; 235 min.)

12:05, 5:00 pm
A FOOTBALL LIFE: LAWRENCE TAYLOR
This profile examines the life of the New York Giants linebacker and Hall of Famer who changed the game forever. (NFL Network; 2018; 47 min.) Note: no 12:05 pm screening on 10/3; no 5 pm screening on 10/3 or 10/4 in NY.

October 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
NEW YORK JETS WEEK

1:00 pm
SUPER BOWL III: NEW YORK JETS VS. BALTIMORE COLTS
Experience on the large screen one of the greatest upsets of all time, the New York Jets, led by the incomparable Joe Namath, over the heavily favored Baltimore Colts. This game from the Orange Bowl in Miami features the classic commentary of Curt Gowdy and Al DeRogatis, with the halftime show spotlighting Florida A&M Marching Band. (NBC; 1969; 201 min.)

12:05, 4:30, 5:15 pm
SPORTSCENTURY: JOE NAMATH
A look at the swaggering style of Joe Namath, New York Jets quarterback and cultural iconoclast. (ESPN; 2002; 44 min.) Note: no screenings on 10/10 and 10/11 in NY. 

October 12, 13, 17, 18
BRIAN’S SONG AND CHICAGO BEARS WEEK

1:00, 3:30 pm
BRIAN’S SONG
One of the best sports movies of all time, focusing on the friendship between Chicago Bears players Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams). The production received several Emmys and the Peabody Award, setting “the dramatic and emotional template for a good number of sports films,” according to critics Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall. (ABC; 1971; 75 min.)

12:05, 2:30, 5:00 pm
A FOOTBALL LIFE: WALTER PAYTON
This documentary examines the life of "Sweetness" and the legacy of the Bears’ great running back. (NFL Network; 2011; 48 min.)

October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
THE GAME THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING

12:05, 2:15, 4:15 pm
THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
This documentary celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary December 28, 1958, NFL championship game in which the Baltimore Colts squared off against the New York Giants at Yankee Stadium, establishing the enduring partnership of television and football. (ESPN; 2008; 89 min.) Note: no 4:15 pm screening on 10/10 in NY. 

1:40, 3:45 pm
THE WAY IT WAS: THE 1958 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP—THE NEW YORK GIANTS VS. THE BALTIMORE COLTS
This 1974 remembrance of football’s legendary game features a discussion with iconic players no longer with us, including Frank Gifford, Charlie Conerly, and Johnny Unitas. (PBS; 1974; 28 min.) 

Screenings are subject to change.

 

 

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