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August 2, 2004

Jeff Gaspin, James Packer, Harry Sloan, Anne Sweeney, and Dick Wolf Join The Museum of Television & Radio’s Los Angeles Board of Governors

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY —Stuart N. Brotman, president of The Museum of Television & Radio, announced today the appointment of five new members to the Museum's Los Angeles Board of Governors. Joining the board will be Jeff Gaspin, president, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Cross-Platform Strategy; James Packer, executive vice president, Television Sales-North America, MGM Television; Harry Sloan,executive chairman of the board, SBS Broadcasting, SA; Anne Sweeney, cochairman of Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company, and president of Disney-ABC Television; and Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer of the Law & Order-branded series.  The Los Angeles Board of Governors was formed in October 2002 to help the Museum play a more significant role within the entertainment community as well as raise the visibility of the Museum throughout Los Angeles.  The cochairs of the Board of Governors are Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer, News Corporation; Gordon Crawford, senior vice president, Capital Research & Management; and Leslie Moonves, president and chief executive officer, CBS, and copresident and cochief operating officer, Viacom. A complete list of Board members is attached. 

"I am very pleased to welcome Jeff Gaspin, Jim Packer, Harry Sloan, Anne Sweeney, and Dick Wolf to The Museum of Television & Radio's Los Angeles Board of Governors," said Brotman. "This important group plays a vital role in assisting the Museum in identifying new opportunities and realizing financial and programmatic goals." 

"All of our new members have unique talents that will further enhance the work of the Los Angeles Board of Governors. I look forward to working with each of them," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Museum of Television & Radio, Los Angeles.  

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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