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MT&R Announces LA Gala Hosts

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

 Los Angeles, CA—The Museum of Television & Radio is pleased to announce that Emmy-nominated actress Jane Kaczmarek of Malcolm in the Middle and Emmy-winning actor Bradley Whitford of The West Wing will host this year’s annual gala in Los Angeles on Monday, November 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The Museum’s gala will honor Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corporation, and award-winning creator/executive producer John Wells. Chernin is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the television industry and Wells for his prolific achievements and remarkable storytelling as ER enters its twelfth season and The West Wing is in its seventh season. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum’s ongoing efforts to continue to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and make them available to the public.

“We are thrilled that Jane and Bradley will host this year’s Los Angeles gala as we cannot imagine more fitting hosts than this couple given their history with both of our honorees," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles. “Jane and Bradley will make a spectacular addition to a very special and fun evening.”

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, the cast and writers of Everybody Loves Raymond, Kelsey Grammer, Merv Griffin, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Barbara Walters, 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 120,000 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