September 10, 2008

The Paley Center for Media Media to Honor Showtime Networks Inc. and Carl Reiner at Annual Gala in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA—The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) will honor Showtime Networks Inc. and award-winning producer/director/writer/actor Carl Reiner at its annual gala in Los Angeles. The Paley Center celebrates the success of Showtime and recognizes Reiner for his prolific achievements in television and entertainment 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. The gala will be held on December 11, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, California.

“Showtime under the direction of Matthew Blank and Robert Greenblatt continues to push premium networks in new directions by presenting daring programming and innovative entertainment,” commented Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media. “Carl Reiner, known for his creative vision behind as well as in front of the camera, combined with the savvy business acumen of an executive, continues to be one of today’s most respected talents in the industry.”

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, Dick Ebersol, 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, Sumner Redstone, the cast and writers of Saturday Night Live, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Martin Sheen, Sony Corporation, Sir Howard Stringer, Barbara Walters, John Wells, Dick Wolf, Bob Wright, and Jeff Zucker.

About The Paley Center for Media

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 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit



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