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Program Our partner: 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 for Media 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 pioneer in the industry. 

Pat Mitchell is the President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. She began her media career in print (at LOOK) and transitioned to television, as opportunities opened up for women in the early 1970s. She was among the first women to anchor the news (WBZ-TV Boston), host a morning talk show (Woman 74), and report from the White House. She was also the first woman to host a talk show, the Emmy-winning Woman to Woman. As a producer (her documentaries include Women and War, Century of Women, Cold War), Mitchell's work has garnered 37 Emmy Awards, five Peabodys, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2000, she became the first woman President and CEO of PBS. Mitchell also serves on a number of boards, including the corporate board of AOL and nonprofit boards of the Sundance Institute, the Mayo Clinic, and VDAY. 

Go to paleycenter.org for information about all the Paley Center events, content-rich perspectives on media from the curators, the database of our collection, and much more.