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The Paley Center for Media To Honor Jeff Zucker and Dick Ebersol at Annual Gala in Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) will honor Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal, and Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, at its annual gala in Los Angeles. Zucker is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to the television industry and Ebersol for his prolific achievements in news, entertainment, and sports programming. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Paley Center's ongoing efforts to increase the public's understanding of the media and its growing significance in today's society through various public and industry programs. Hosted by Al Michaels with a special musical performance by John Mayer, the gala will be held on November 12, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California.

"Jeff is one of the most respected executives in the entertainment business. His success speaks to his personal integrity, innovative thinking, and industry insight," commented Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media. "Known for his creative vision as a producer combined with the savvy business acumen of an executive, Dick is one of today's most influential leaders in sports programming."

Past gala honorees include Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Steven Bochco, Kevin S. Bright, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Burnett, James Burrows, Sid Caesar, Marcy Carsey, Peter Chernin, David Crane, Ted Danson, the cast and writers of Everybody Loves Raymond, Kelsey Grammer, Merv Griffin, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Leslie Moonves, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, the cast and writers of Saturday Night Live, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Sir Howard Stringer, Barbara Walters, John Wells, Dick Wolf, and Bob Wright.

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1976 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit