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Two Join MT&R's Los Angeles Board of Governors

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Los Angeles, CA —The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles announced today the appointment of two new members to the Museum's Los Angeles Board of Governors. Joining the board will be Will Mesdag, Managing Partner of Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC, an investment management firm, and Scott R. Singer, a Principal at Deloitte and a leader of its National Media & Entertainment practice.

The Los Angeles Board of Governors was formed in October 2002 to help the Museum play a more significant role in the entertainment community as well as to raise the visibility of the Museum throughout Los Angeles. The cochairs of the Board of Governors are Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corporation; Gordon Crawford, senior vice president of Capital Research & Management; and Leslie Moonves, copresident and cochief operating officer of Viacom. A complete list of Board members is available upon request.

“I am so pleased to welcome Will Mesdag to the LA Board. He has been an impressive advocate for cultural institutions around Los Angeles, and I look forward to working with him on making the Los Angeles Museum a more integral part of our community,” said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Museum of Television & Radio, Los Angeles. “I am also delighted to welcome Scott Singer. I know Scott will play an important role in assisting the Museum with both its programmatic and financial goals.”

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