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October 14, 2004

Carl Reiner to Host The Museum of Television & Radio’s Annual Los Angeles Gala

Los AngelesCA—The Museum of Television & Radio is pleased to announce that legendary producer, writer, comedian, and actor Carl Reiner will host this year's annual gala in Los Angeles on November 15, 2004, at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills. As previously announced, the Museum's gala will honor ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters, for her distinguished and substantial contributions to news reporting on television, and show creator/executive producer Phil Rosenthal, Ray Romano, and the rest of the cast and writers of the award-winning family sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, as the show begins its final season on CBS.  

"As a long-time supporter of the Museum, Carl Reiner always brings his unique blend of humor and warmth to every Museum event in which he has been involved," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles. "We are thrilled that Carl will host the Museum's Los Angeles gala and look forward to a very special evening." 

The Museum's annual galas in New York and Los Angeles are important fund-raising initiatives that benefit the Museum's ongoing efforts to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and make them available to the public. Past Museum of Television & Radio gala honorees include Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Steven Bochco, Kevin S. Bright, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Carol Burnett, James Burrows, Sid Caesar, Marcy Carsey, David Crane, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Tom Werner, and Dick Wolf.  

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.

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