Search the Paley Archive Database

The Paley Center's permanent media collection contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. The online database offers synopses, along with production credits for the programs.

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Perspectives on the Collection

Our curatorial staff offer clips and essays looking at the collection across a wide range of topics, including The Beatles, the JFK assassinationBreaking BadNickelodeon in the '90s, and many others.

This Day in Media

The Paley Center for Media is commemorating key dates in media history with clips from our collection: everything from 1969 moon landing and the debut of My So-Called Life, to Sammy Davis, Jr. smooching with Archie Bunker.

U.S. Olympic Archive

Presented by Gordon Crawford

Explore the comprehensive, publicly accessible video archive of Olympic television coverage at the Paley Center. This collection is digitally archived to ensure its preservation for future generations, and spans the televised history of the Games from 1960 to 2012.