FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 4, 2009

The Paley Center for Media Announces Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

Monday, June 8, 2009, at Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, CA

Los Angeles, CA- The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) announces its sixth annual Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on Monday, June 8, 2009, at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. The annual event brings together entertainment industry executives, creative talent, and television personalities to play at one of Southern California's top-rated golf courses to benefit the Paley Center's ongoing mission to maintain and expand its unsurpassed public collection of nearly 150,000 television & radio programs, and to interpret the cultural, creative, and social significance of media in ways that both entertain and inform. The tournament format is "Modified Best Ball" with full handicap of each enrolled foursome to be partnered with a celebrity player.

"The Paley Center's celebrity golf tournament is returning for its sixth year, and we are deeply indebted to the members of our Los Angeles Board of Governors who comprise our golf committee for their continued support of this event," said Craig Hitchcock, vice president and executive director of The Paley Center for Media, Los Angeles, "which reinforces our commitment to our dual mission to provide programs of value and relevancy for both the media industry and media consumers."

"We're looking forward to another great day on one of the most beautiful golf courses here in Southern California," added Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television and chair of the Paley Center's Celebrity Golf Classic committee. "The best part is knowing that the tournament will help preserve television and radio's rich history and keep it available for generations to come."

The Paley Center's Celebrity Golf Classic committee also includes Gordon Crawford, senior vice president, Capital Research and Management; Matt Griesser; Jim Griffiths, chief executive officer, The GSD Group; Charles C. Koones; Greg Meidel, president, MyNetworkTV; Jim Packer, copresident, Worldwide Television Distribution, MGM Studios; and Rick Rosen, partner, Endeavor Agency. The Celebrity Golf Classic will be directed by Steve DiMarco of Golf on Earth Event Services.

The Sherwood Country Club is located at 320 West Stafford Road in Thousand Oaks, California.  For directions, club specifics, and course information, please call the club at 805.496.3036 or visit www.sherwoodcc.com.  For information about the tournament, please call 310.786.1038.

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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 /.

 

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