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The Paley Center and WNET announce second season of At the Paley Center, series features revealing conversations with Glenn Close, Marlo Thomas, Jane Fonda, Arianna Huffington, Eve Ensler, and Maria Elena Salinas

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New York, NY The Paley Center for Media and WNET bring legendary voices and footage to New York metro area public television viewers in the second season of the interview series At the Paley Center premiering 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN beginning January 19th,  Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21 beginning on January 24 and Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. on NJTV beginning on January 24. 

For this second season, the Paley Center and WNET are launching a special initiative called “She's Making Media,” a new series of programs that puts a slightly different lens on the subject of women's role in media. At the Paley Center will celebrate women who are making media - media with a purpose.  Hosted by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, each half-hour episode of the new six-part series concentrates on a woman who has used media in new and innovative ways, including Glenn Close (January 19), Marlo Thomas (January 26), Jane Fonda (February 2), Arianna Huffington (February 9), Eve Ensler (February 16), and Maria Elena Salinas (February 23).

 In each unique and compelling half hour episode, the guest’s life-story is intertwined with numerous examples of her work, taking advantage of the Paley Center’s Collection.  Mitchell  also speaks with each guest about the enormous impact of the media on women. A unique, signature element of At The Paley Center is a short performance, reading, or monologue selected and performed by the guest:  for example, Marlo Thomas reads an excerpt from her autobiography about her marriage to Phil Donahue; Jane Fonda reads an excerpt from her book about her decision to end her marriage to Ted Turner; Eve Ensler performs a short monologue; and Glenn Close sings an a cappella rendition of a lullaby she co-authored for her current film, Albert Nobbs.  This very personal coda to the show is selected by each guest.

Episodes of At the Paley Center will stream online after each week’s premiere at

At the Paley Center is a production of The Paley Center for Media and a presentation of Creative News Group in association with WNET.ORG. Executive Producers for The Paley Center for Media are Pat Mitchell, Diane Lewis, John Wolters, and Susan Lester for LesterMedia. For Creative News Group Mary Lockhart is Executive Producer and Stephen Segaller and Neal Shapiro are Executives in Charge. The series is funded by Rosalind P. Walter.  


About WNET
New York’s WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley and a range of documentaries,  children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online.  Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Noah Comprende and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through SundayArts, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus. 

About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, visit /.