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Tom Brokaw to Host The Museum of Television & Radio’s Annual New York Gala

Monday, January 23, 2006

New York, NY —The Museum of Television & Radio is pleased to announce that Tom Brokaw, author, NBC News Special Correspondent, and former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, will host this year's annual gala in New York on Thursday, February 2, 2006, at the Waldorf-Astoria. The Museum's gala will honor Bob Wright, vice chairman and executive officer of GE, andchairman and chief executive officer of NBC Universal, and the cast and creative team of Saturday Night Live. Wright is being recognizedfor his contributions as a business leader in the entertainment industry, and Saturday Night Live for the show's prominent role in television history. 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.

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, Peter Chernin, David Crane, Ted Danson, the cast and writers ofEverybody Loves Raymond, Kelsey Grammer, Merv Griffin, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, John Wells, Tom Werner, and Dick Wolf. 

Individual tickets for The Museum of Television & Radio's Annual Gala honoring Bob Wright and Saturday Night Live are available for $1,000 per person, and tables are offered at the $15,000, $20,000, and $25,000 levels. Please contact the Museum's Special Events office at (212) 621-6753 for details.

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, is a nonprofit organization 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 collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. Programs in the Museum's permanent 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