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NY & LA: Shaping Our Nation's Story: African-American Achievements in Television Presented by Citi

The monthlong celebration at the Paley Center’s locations in New York City and Beverly Hills features an interactive exhibit, family activities, and special screenings highlighting significant African-American moments in television.

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NY & LA: Cartoon Network: 25 Years of Drawing on Creativity

Celebrate twenty-five years of drawing on creativity! Experience the creative process from sketch to screen and beyond with an in-depth look at Steven Universe, enjoy special exhibits on Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, and O.K. KO! Let's Be Heroes!

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The Mindy Project: 6 Seasons of Style Curated by Costume Designer Salvador Perez

This LA exhibit will immerse visitors into the bold color palette and trendsetting style of the critically acclaimed Hulu original comedy series The Mindy Project.

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TV Noir: Let There Be Dark

The Paley Center presents a screening series TV Noir: Let There Be Dark---television programs that embrace the aesthetic, formal, and/or thematic preoccupations associated with the classic noir films from 1940s and 1950s Hollywood.

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American Horror Story: The Style of Scare

In the frightening world of American Horror Story, every twist, turn, terror, and torment is executed in style. Through costumes, props, and multimedia presentations, the AHS: The Style of Scare retrospective is a look inside the minds of creator Ryan Murphy and costume designer Lou Eyrich.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Costumes by Ane Crabtree

A fascinating glimpse into the world of Hulu’s critically acclaimed original series The Handmaid's Tale featuring twenty costume creations by award-winning designer Ane Crabtree.

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Tony Bennett: Celebrating 90 Years Of Artistry Original Artwork & Classic TV Performances

A unique exhibit that brings together the singing artistry of one of America's greatest entertainers with his vibrant painting talent. On display are forty pieces of art--along with highlights of his extraordinary career as captured on TV.

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You Can't Stop the Beat: the Art & Artistry of Hairspray Live!

See eye-popping costumes, actual set pieces and props from Tony and Emmy–Award winning Hairspray Live! production designer Derek McLane, plus dynamic on-set photography, behind-the-scenes video segments, and big-screen presentations of the musical hit.

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CBS Daytime Celebrates 30 Years at #1

Come experience a fan-tastic, interactive exhibit of one-of-a kind memorabilia and original set pieces from some of the most popular daytime shows of the last thirty years.

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Transported: Paley Center Salutes 50 Years of Star Trek

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek, The Paley Center for Media joins the worldwide celebration with special screenings, exclusive events, online activities, and the stunning original art exhibit Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years.

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South Park 20 Experience

Comedy Central is bringing the South Park 20 Experience to the Paley Center! This life-size 2-D/3-D experience features twenty memorable moments from South Park’s history and allows fans to explore and insert themselves into the iconic moments for a once-in-a-lifetime photo op!


Discovery Channel Shark Week VR Experience at the Paley Center LA

An immersive virtual reality offering that transports fans to places and situations they may not otherwise be able to experience with Discovery’s newest, just-launched Shark Week content!


The Artistry of Outlander

A showcase of many iconic costumes designed by Emmy-winning costume designer Terry Dresbach and actual set pieces from Outlander.


David Bowie: Sound & Vision

This screening exhibition is a tribute to the extraordinary legacy of David Bowie, showcasing the iconic musician’s pioneering work in music video, rarely-seen performances, outtakes, documentaries, and interviews.


The U.S. Olympic Archive, presented by Gordon Crawford

Explore the comprehensive, publicly accessible video archive of Olympic television coverage at the Paley Center in New York and Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Archive, digitally archived to ensure its preservation for future generations, spans the televised history of the Games—from the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley through the 2012 Olympic Games in London.


The Survivor Anniversary Photo Exhibit

An exhibit of photographs and artifacts from CBS's Survivor.


Media's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, one of the most important events in the evolution of television.


A Short History of Drugs (On TV)

In honor of Breaking Bad's upcoming series conclusion, we're looking back to explore some TV moments that reflected and defined the role of drugs in American life.


Nick ‘90s: All That, and More, for the Children of the Nineties

What are your favorite Nickelodeon shows from the golden age of the 1990s?


Spy vs. Spy (vs. Spy vs. Spy … )

What is the best television spy show of all time?


The Live Coverage of the March on Washington

A look at how Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" Speech (which happened on August 28, 1963) was covered on TV at the time.


Television Out of the Box

Warner Bros. Television is teaming up with The Paley Center for Media to take the TV out of the box, inviting all to peer inside with the new interactive, multimedia museum exhibit.


The Jay Ward Legacy Exhibit

An exhibit from Jay Ward Productions, featuring rarely seen artwork, sculpture, and memorabilia from Rocky & Bullwinkle, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Fractured Fairytales, and more.


From Alternative To Mainstream: Careers of '90s Sketch Comedy Legends

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.



The Paley Center for Media has a deep commitment to the work of the documentary community. Learn more about our documentary activities throughout the year.


24 Moments that Defined Jack Bauer

As we enjoy some summer beach time and await the return of Fox's thriller 24 next year, let's take a look at the defining moments of 24's hero Jack Bauer.


Ten TV Moments of Crosby, Stills & Nash: Alone and Together

PaleyList: A list of ten TV appearances of America's longest-running experiment in vocal harmony and social relevance: Crosby, Stills & Nash.


Paley Center TV Mixtapes

Because we like you. Compilations from our collection. Every month the Paley Center will present special screenings culled from our massive collection, curated to provide a unique viewing experience.


The 9/11 Special Collection

The Paley Center has worked with broadcasters from all over the world to gather news coverage relating to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We are preserving 1000 hours from around the world.



This exhibit examines the new ways we can physically experience television and video through a series of interactive installations that move, emote, and react to the presence of a viewer.


TV: The Movie

In honor of the 35th anniversary of the classic TV satire film Network, what is your favorite movie about TV?


A Decade Later: The Paley Center for Media Remembers September 11

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.


An Exhibit on the Life of ABC's Founder Leonard H. Goldenson

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.


12 Great Halloween Programs

There are lots of Halloween TV lists out there, but this is the one that counts, from the wizards in the Paley Center's curatorial department. They get that TV is Halloween's greatest promoter.


JFK Assassination & TV: Lesser-Known Facts and Thoughts from Paley Curatorial

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.


The Beatles Meet “Collective Depression”? Think Again

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?


10 Super Bowl Ads That Shook the World (Sort Of)

Here's a look at ten Super Bowl ads that did shake the world, sort of.


Behind the Story with the Paley Center

SundanceTV's Behind the Story with the Paley Center returns with its second season beginning November 8, 2015.