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Weekend Screenings from the Paley Archive on the Big Screen in NY & LA offer great family entertainment, PLUS programming selected by our Members and screened for the public. You haven't really experienced TV until you've seen it on a movie-size screen with fellow fans.

Mister Rogers Family Screenings
1968/Television: The ‘60s: The Year That Changed America

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March 2018
50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Screenings

Saturdays from 12:15 to 4:00 pm
In New York and Los Angeles
Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24
, and 31

It’s a beautiful month at Paley! Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s premiere with special screenings of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Through the Woods every Saturday in March!  

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered on PBS on February 19, 1968, and continues to air on many PBS stations throughout the country. The series is also available for streaming on and Amazon. In each of the show’s nearly nine hundred episodes, Mister Rogers creates a safe place for children to learn about themselves and the world around them, speaking directly to the series’ young audience with his unique one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth. Celebrity guest stars over the years have included Tony Bennett, Julia Child, Margaret Hamilton, Michael Keaton, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, and Bill Nye.

Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or in LA: at least 24 hours in advance.

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Saturdays at 12:15 pm

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: "The First Episode"
This originally aired on February 19, 1968. (29 min.)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: "Mister Rogers Talks about Music"
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes to visit Mister Rogers. They talk about music and feelings, and Yo-Yo Ma plays cello music that can express different emotions. And there’s a video of how people make bass violins. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin tries in vain to learn to play the bass violin. Lady Elaine Fairchilde has a clever solution and disguises her accordion as a bass violin. (1985; 29 min.)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: "Katerina Gets Mad"
It’s New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan’s Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp, and sing their mad feelings away. (13 min.)
Peg + Cat: "The Beethoven Problem"
Vienna, circa 1800. When Peg and Cat are helping their pal Ludwig Van Beethoven write a symphony, Cat laughs in a certain pattern that gives Beethoven a great idea. (13 min.)

Odd Squad: "Soundcheck" 
Olive and Otto must figure out how and why things are disappearing around town when all Otto wants to do is listen to a song by his favorite band, Soundcheck. (13 min.)

Through the Woods: "A Froggy Day"
A symphony of sounds greets Rider and Wolfie as they walk through the woods on a spring day. It’s an orchestra of little frogs called peepers! (3 min.)

Through the Woods: "Rider and The Woodpecker"
Rider and Wolfie investigate a strange tapping sound in the trees. What could it be? (3 min.)


Saturdays at 2:00 pm

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: "Mister Rogers Talks about the Environment"
Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely sort their garbage and take it to a recycling center to see what happens to discarded bags, bottles, and cans. In Make-Believe there are garbage cans everywhere, and all the dumps are full. Mister Rogers talks about the good feelings we get from taking care of others. (1990; 29 min.)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: "Daniel’s Nature Walk"
There’s so much to explore when you’re outside! Daniel is going on a nature walk in the forest with O the Owl and Uncle X. They see frogs, worms and even spot a rainbow in the sky! (13 min.)

Peg + Cat: "The Parade Problem"
Peg and Cat need to sort out recyclables to clean up the park in time for the nursery school’s Halloween Parade. (13 min.)

Odd Squad: "Not So Splash"
In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold. (13 min.)

Through the Woods: "Hiya, Butterfly"
As Rider and Wolfie watch a butterfly drink from a flower, they wonder about that skinny, pointy thing coming from its mouth. (3 min.)

Through the Woods: "Fairies & Fireflies"
Rider, Dad, and Wolfie discover glowing "fairies" while walking to Grammie's house on a beautiful summer evening. But there’s no such thing as fairies! (3 min.)

Through the Woods: "A Snowy Morning"
On their way to Grammie’s, Rider and Wolfie find animal tracks in the snow. Some are bigger than Wolfie’s! What could have made them? (3 min.)



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In New York and Los Angeles
Sundays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018
12:15 to 5:00 pm

As part of the Carnegie Hall citywide festival
The ‘60s: The Years That Changed America, the Paley Center is presenting screenings of 1968 television programs from our archives—including an historic special report from Vietnam by Walter Cronkite and an episode of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour with Pete Seeger—that will look at how the medium reported the news and how it adapted to the changing national mood. Among the other programs to be screened are James Brown: Live in Boston, the complete concert by James Brown and his band that was broadcast on April 5, 1968—the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a segment on pianist Glenn Gould from the magazine-program Public Broadcasting Laboratory; episodes of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Get Smart; and the series premiere of 60 Minutes.

Members can reserve seats by emailing in NY: or
in LA: at least 24 hours in advance. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018
12:15 pm
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In early 1968, CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite traveled to Vietnam. What he saw there convinced him that he had been misinforming the public about the progress of that war—resulting in this February 27, 1968, special report. (CBS, 30 min.)

12:45 pm
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (guest Pete Seeger)
The highlight of this installment of the weekly comedy-variety show is folk music legend Pete Seeger’s powerful rendition of his anti-war song "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy.” Seeger had originally performed it on a Smothers Brothers show the previous September, but CBS censored the song prior to its broadcast. (CBS, 60 min.)

1:45 pm
Experiment in Television: Youth ’68 – Everything’s Changing or Maybe It Isn’t
Jim Henson wrote and produced this experimental documentary which aired on April 21 and blends film montages, interviews, and rock music to create a portrait of contemporary American youth—and their changing attitudes toward patriotism, sex, and mortality. (NBC, 60 min.)

2:35 pm
James Brown: Live in Boston
This special concert by James Brown and his band, broadcast live from the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968, was booked on extremely short notice less than twenty-four hours after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (WGBH, 110 min.)


Sunday, March 11, 2018
12:15 pm
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert F. Kennedy Tribute
Johnny Carson discusses the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy with Orson Bean, Jimmy Breslin, Louis Nizer, Sander Vanocur, and Alan King. This program aired on June 7, 1968, a day after RFK’s death. (NBC, 80 min.)

1:35 pm
Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant
and a clip from The 1968 Tony Awards
This installment of the WNEW-TV public affairs program Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant includes interviews with violinist Sanford Allen of the New York Philharmonic, painter Nathaniel Pinckney, and singer-dancer Winston DeWitt Hemsley. Plus a clip from the 1968 Tony Awards on which DeWitt Hemsley plays the role of Barnaby in the Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! starring Pearl Bailey. (WNEW, 25 min.; NBC, 5 min.)

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This television special, which aired on April 2, stars UK pop singer Petula Clark, who had become a star in the US with her signature song “Downtown,” and her guest Harry Belafonte. The two perform solos and join forces for the anti-war song “On the Path of Glory.” Sponsors panicked when Clark—who is white―warmly touched the African-American Belafonte’s arm at the end of the song, but Clark refused to “edit out” the moment. (NBC, 60 min.)

3:05 pm
Glenn Gould on Public Broadcasting Laboratory
This controversial segment (entitled “How Mozart Became a Bad Composer”) from the WNET newsmagazine program aired one time only (April 28, 1968) and has never been released commercially. It begins with Gould’s satirical analysis of the music of Mozart and ends with the pianist performing the complete Mozart Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333. (WNET, 40 min.)

3:45 pm
Bell Telephone Hour: Man Who Dances: Edward Villella
This portrait of New York City Ballet star Edward Villella, which aired on March 8, 1968, was filmed the previous November and follows the dancer on and offstage during an especially grueling day during which he must overcome physical pain and dance three major roles. Produced by Robert Drew and Mike Jackson. (NBC, 60 min.)


Sundays, March 18 and 25, 2018
12:15 pm
Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
This complete episode from September 16, 1968, includes a cameo appearance by Richard M. Nixon two months before he won the presidential election. (NBC, 60 min.)

1:10 pm
Get Smart: “Snoopy Smart vs. The Red Baron”
On this episode from September 28, 1968, the bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) meets his future mother-in-law. (NBC, 30 min.)

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The Mod Squad: “The Teeth of the Barracuda”
(Series Premiere – September 24, 1968)
On the premiere of this series about three societal drop-outs who become undercover police agents, Pete (Michael Cole), Linc (Clarence Williams III), and Julie (Peggy Lipton) investigate a policeman's murder. The murderers are exploiting Pete's exgirlfriend in a blackmail scheme aimed at her father, a wealthy gubernatorial candidate. (ABC, 70 min.)

2:45 pm               
60 Minutes (Series Premiere – September 24, 1968)
The news magazine program begins with a look at the presidential candidates’ campaign headquarters in Miami and Chicago during the Republican and Democratic Conventions and also includes an interview with Attorney General Ramsey Clark that focuses on the relationship between the police and the community. Plus an appearance by Art Buchwald and a short film by Saul Bass. (CBS, 60 min.)

3:45 pm               
That’s Life: “How We Met” (Series Premiere – September 24, 1968)
Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker star in this quirky hour-long musical comedy series that follows the romance and marriage of a young couple in the fictional town of Ridgeville. This first episode includes appearances by George Burns, Tony Randall, and the popular rock group the Turtles. (ABC, 60 min.)



What do YOU want to see on the big screen?

The Paley Center is now offering all Members the opportunity to program our giant-screen theater. You tell us what to screen (provided it is included in our collection of 160,000 programs—we’re sure you’ll find something you like!) and all you have to do is invite your friends, family, officemates, band members, and more to join the fun! You can even request that one of our Curators (aka Television Experts) be available to take questions from the audience.

Members Choice Screenings are open to the public, so swing by and discover hidden treasures!

How do you choose?


Need ideas? Here are some of the awesome programs in the Paley Archive. Let these spark your imagination!
• David Bowie screenings
• Nickelodeon classics (Pete & Pete, Clarissa, Hey Arnold)
• MTV classics (The very 1st hour of programming, Unplugged, Daria)
• Classic Disney animation (Man in Space, Adventures in Fantasy)
• Classic Doctor Who episodes
• Jim Henson on TV (The Muppet Show, The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show)
• Comedy Cult Classics (Get a Life, SCTV, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Your Show of Shows)

Important Details
• Members Choice Screenings are on Sundays only.
• Current Paley Members can request programming from the Paley Archive to be shown in the theater.
• Requests must be submitted in writing by emailing
• Requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance. Please give us your top three choices for Sunday screening dates.
• Please make sure we have the program you are requesting first by searching the Paley Archive catalog.
• Not all dates are available; some Sundays may not be available for screenings.
Feeling left out? If you are not a Member, you can JOIN NOW and submit your screening request. But remember, you must be a Member to program a screening.