University Series

University Series Frequently Asked Questions

Presented to colleges and universities throughout the United States, the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series features writers, directors, producers, and actors from contemporary and historic television and radio, as well as the policymakers and analysts who influence the issues being discussed. This series enlivens and enriches existing curricula in disciplines as diverse as journalism, communications, political science, and education.

Now in its second decade, the series explores issues and the creative process behind both fiction and nonfiction programming as well as new media.

Each ninety-minute seminar includes highlight clips from the Paley Center's collection, providing a basis for the moderated panel discussion that follows. Students at participating schools may interact with the panelists during the Q&A sessions via email and/or phone.

What is the cost to receive the seminars?

  1. The seminars are offered free of charge to the universities and colleges. Register to gain access to current and past programs.
  2. How do we register?

    Click here to complete our registration form and receive further information.
  3. How are the seminars delivered?

    The panelists are in person at the New York or Los Angeles Paley Center, and the seminars are available in their entirety on this website after the event (on a page that requires password login). From time to time, we may offer the events in real-time via livestream or as a satellite-delivered program. 
  4. How do we participate in the Question & Answer session?

    Questions can be emailed before the event or during the live Q&A using email.For live events we also provide an 1-800 number.
  5. Can I obtain a copy of a seminar?

    All university series seminars are available for viewing at the Paley Center in New York or Los Angeles. Current seminars and certain past seminars can be watched on this website on a password-protected page (email for login information if you are an authorized user). Current seminars will remain on our website for two semesters.