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The Museum of Television & Radio Receives Programming Donation from Brazil's TV Globo

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

New YorkNY and Los AngelesCA—The Museum of Television & Radio received a generous programming donation today from TV Globoof Brazil. The donation was made at the New York Museum by Amauri Soares, CEO of Globo International, along with Claudia Raia andEdson Celulari, stars of the popular Brazilian telenovela Torre de Babel. The donation of twenty hours of programs include classictelenovelas such as Laços de FamiliaMulheres Apaixonadas and Porto Milagres   translated into Spanish, Italian, and French; the first and last episodes of Roque Santeiro and O Clone; a documentary on the war in Iraq from Globo Reporter; and musical performances by Caetano Velosoand Chico Buarque. 

In accepting this important donation, Stuart N. Brotman, president of The Museum of Television & Radio, said, "This donation from TVGlobo expands the Museum's collection of South American programs and furthers our efforts to preserve and make accessible to the public the most significant radio and television programming from around the world. The Museum is extremely grateful to TV Globo for this addition to our collection." 

"The Museum is one of the most important research and media preservation centers for international television programming," saidAmauri Soares, chief executive officer of Globo International New York. "It is an honor for all of us at the network to have TV Globo'sproductions a part of the Museum's collection." 

About TV Globo

Founded in 1965, TV Globo is Brazil's largest television network, and the fifth largest commercial network in the world.  TV Globo reaches 99 percent of Brazil's culturally diverse households through 117 affiliates. Each year the network produces 2,500 hours of programming which is distributed throughout 130 countries. While TV Globo has content for all ages, it is most widely known for its populartelenovelas. Aired in prime time, the telenovelas take on many of the issues affecting Brazilian society such as poverty, drugs, teen pregnancy, and crime.  

About The Museum of Television & Radio

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, or 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