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Moderators for Paley Festival Announced

Thursday, February 3, 2005

Los Angeles, CA—The Museum of Television & Radio will premiere four new episodes of popular shows during the upcoming William S. Paley Television Festival, March 2-16, 2005, as well offer a slate of guest moderators to preside over the twelve evening events. Guest moderators have been selected from such industries as entertainment, politics, and media, and will include the following:


Wednesday, March 2

Moderator: Stephen J. Cannell, Writer and Producer

In Living Color

Thursday, March 3

Moderator: To Be Announced

Adult Swim

Friday, March 4

Moderator: Keith Crofford, Vice President of Production, Adult Swim

Law & Order: The Brand

Saturday, March 5

Moderator: Jeff Greenfield, Senior Analyst, CNN

Desperate Housewives

Tuesday, March 8

Moderator: Carrie Fisher, Writer and Actress

Jack & Bobby

Wednesday, March 9

Moderator: Susan Estrich, Robert Kingsley Professor of Law & Political Science, USC Law School

The L Word

Thursday, March 10

Moderator: Camryn Manheim, Actress and Activist

An Evening With Michael Palin

Friday, March 11

Moderator: Harry Shearer, Actor and Radio Host


Saturday, March 12

Moderator: Robert J. Dowling, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, The Hollywood Reporter

Veronica Mars

Monday, March 14

Moderator: Cynthia Littleton, Deputy Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Boston Legal 

Tuesday, March 15

Moderator: David Wild, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone magazine


Wednesday, March 16

Moderator: Brian Lowry, Columnist and Critic, Daily Variety

The Festival will premiere new episodes of Boston Legal, Deadwood, Jack & Bobby, and Veronica Mars, offering Festivalgoers the opportunity to see programs in advance of their air dates. 

The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival is named for the founder of both the Museum and CBS and celebrates television's rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind it. During these evenings, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work and has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and creative teams or the individual involved in its production. All Festival events will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Directors Guild of America, DGA Theatre Complex at 7920 Sunset Boulevard.


Tickets will go on sale to Museum Members on Saturday, February 5, 2005. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 11, 2005.  Ticket prices are $25 per event for individual Museum Members and $29 per event for the general public ($25 for senior citizens and students with valid ID). 

To qualify for the Member discount, you may purchase Memberships with Paley Festival tickets at the Museum or via TicketWeb (service charges apply to phone and Internet sales).   

Tickets can be purchased as follows: 

  • At The Museum of Television & Radio, 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills (corner of North Beverly Drive and Little Santa Monica) (No service charges apply.)

For Members Only—February 5 & 6; from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • By Telephone or Internet (Service charges apply.)

Call TicketWeb toll-free at (866) 468-3399 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 5 for Members and at 9:00 a.m. on February 11 for the general public, Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or visit

  • At the Directors Guild of America, DGA Theatre Complex at 7920 Sunset Boulevard (one block west of Fairfax) (No service charges apply.)

Tickets for all events are available at the DGA, only on Festival evenings from

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 


Information about the Paley Festival is available through the recorded Festival hotline: (310) 786-1010.


The Museum thanks American Airlines, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and Panasonic for their generous support of this year's Paley Festival. 

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