FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 6, 2004

The Museum presents Sex and the City Marathon Screenings

The Museum of Television & Radio Salutes the Final Season of HBO's Emmy Award-Winning Sex and the City

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA—As the groundbreaking HBO comedy series Sex and the City approaches the end of its celebrated history, The Museum of Television & Radio presents marathon screenings of the first five seasons and the first twelve episodes from the sixth and final season. Starting with Season One on January 17, 2004, each weekend will feature one of the six seasons beginning at 12:00 p.m. in Los Angeles and at 1:00 p.m. in New York. 

The Museum is also offering fans attending the screenings the opportunity to enter to win a special Prize Package, including numerous items for pampering and indulgence from premier chocolates to day-spa services. In New York the Prize Package includes a $500 gift certificate from Henri Bendel; a $250 gift certificate from Bumble and bumble hair salon; a gift basket of Bliss Spa products; a $75 gift certificate to Sushi Samba; a book package from Broadway Books including Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life by Toby Cecchini; a Time Out New York gift package; a copy of New York Restaurant Cookbook: Recipes from the Dining Capital of the World; and a Museum of Television & Radio individual membership. In Los Angeles the Prize Package includes a $200 gift certificate from Jimmy Choo Shoes; $100 gift certificate for services at Umberto; Cinderella Fairy Dust makeup and Fairy Feather Applicator from Valerie Beverly Hills; hotel bathrobe and slippers from Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive; Sensual Chocolates from K Chocolatier; fragrance from Penhaligon's Perfumers; spa products from Thibiant Beverly Hills Day Spa; martinis for two at Nic's Restaurant and Martini Bar; a one-year subscription to Los Angeles Magazine; a book package from Broadway Books including Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life by Toby Cecchini; and a Museum of Television & Radio individual membership. 

Having entered its sixth and final season, Sex and the City continues to go boldly where no television series has gone before.  With its trademark candor, wit, and intelligence, the show has not only altered what television viewers expect from relationship comedies, but has defined the experience of being a single woman for a generation of women yearning to have it all but not quite understanding how to get it. A candid comic view of sex and relationships, the award-winning Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York–based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan's dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. The series also stars cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who's seen—and done—it all; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, who tries to hold on to the idea of happily ever after; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer and new mother Miranda Hobbes, a pragmatist trying to balance the idea of love with the realities of life. Sex and the City was created by Darren Star and is based on the book by Candace Bushnell. The show is currently executive produced by Michael Patrick King, John Melfi, Cindy Chupack, Jenny Bicks, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

The Museum of Television & Radio would like to thank HBO, for its generous support, as well as the companies who have contributed to the Prize Packages. 

Sex and the City Screening Schedule:                                  Los Angeles                 New York

January 17                    Season One; episodes 1-6                    12 - 3 p.m.                   1 - 4 p.m.

January 18                    Season One; episodes 7-12                  12 - 3 p.m.                   1 - 4 p.m. 

January 24                    Season Two; episodes 13-21               12 - 4:30 p.m.              1 - 5:30 p.m.

January 25                    Season Two; episodes 22-30               12 - 4:30 p.m.              1 - 5:30 p.m. 

January 31                    Season Three; episodes 31-39            12 - 4:30 p.m.              1 - 5:30 p.m.

February 1                   Season Three; episodes 40-48              12 - 4:30 p.m.             1 - 5:30 p.m. 

February 7                   Season Four; episodes 49-57               12 - 4:30 p.m.               1 - 5:30 p.m.

February 8                   Season Four; episodes 58-66               12 - 4:30 p.m.              1 - 5:30 p.m. 

February 14 & 15        Season Five; episodes 67-74                12 - 4 p.m.                   1 - 5 p.m. 

February 21                 Season Six; episodes 75-84                  12 - 5 p.m.                   1 - 6 p.m.        

February 22                 Season Six; episodes 85-86                  12 - 1 p.m.                   1 - 2 p.m. 

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in Los Angeles and New York, is a nonprofit organization 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 collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. In 2001 the Museum initiated a process to acquire Internet programming for the collection. Programs in the Museum's permanent 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. Admission is free in Los Angeles. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. 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 Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000, or in New York at (212) 621-6800. Visit the Museum's website at www.mtr.org.

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