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On June 5, 2007, The Museum of Television & Radio changed its name to The Paley Center for Media. All references to events on these pages reflect the institution's name at the time of the event.

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One on One: An Evening with Ted Turner
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Media maverick, political visionary, generous philanthropist, and outspoken environmentalist just begin to describe the charming iconoclast that is Ted Turner. Founder of the TBS "Superstation" cable network, America's Cup-winning yachtsman, creator of CNN, champion and supporter of the United Nations, the single largest individual landowner in the U.S., and bison advocate and restaurateur, Turner discussed his life, career, and memoir, Call Me Ted, with moderator Christiane Amanpour.

Christiane Amanpour is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

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John H. Mitchell Lecture: Marian Rees
Monday, December 10, 2007
Award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame producer Marian Rees came to the Paley Center to talk about her illustrious career. This event was the eleventh annual John H. Mitchell Seminar.

Marian Rees is a 2006 She Made It honoree.

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American Masters Premiere: Carol Burnett
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Carol Burnett and the director of the American Masters special on Burnett, Kyra Thompson, spoke with Variety's Cynthia Littleton about Burnett's brilliant career as one of television's first ladies of comedy.

Carol Burnett is a 2006 She Made It honoree.


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Extraordinary Work: A Conversation with the IWMF Courage in Journalism Honorees
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Paley Center welcomed honorees from this year's International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) Courage in Journalism Awards to discuss their extraordinary work with NBC Nightly News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. It was an opportunity to learn about the everyday struggles of reporters in different parts of the world from the remarkable women on the front lines who risk their lives to inform the public. The 2007 honorees include print journalists Lydia Cacho (Mexico) and Serkalem Fasil (Ethiopia), six members of Baghdad's McClatchy Bureau—Huda Ahmed, Shatha al Awsy, Sahar Issa, Alaa Majeed, Zaineb Obeid, and Ban Adil Sarhan—and Peta Thornycroft (Zimbabwe), winner of the IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award.

Moderator: Andrea Mitchell, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News

In Person:
Lydia Cacho (Mexico)
Ban Adil Sarhan (Iraq)
Peta Thornycroft (Zimbabwe), IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award

Andrea Mitchell is a 2007 She Made It honoree.

Funding for this event has been provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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This event was part of the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series.
An Evening with Mary Tyler Moore
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This evening celebrated Mary Tyler Moore's diverse and highly acclaimed contributions to the medium of television. Our conversation focused on the profound impact her work has had on the portrayal of women on television. Laura Petrie and Mary Richards remain icons of modern, articulate, intelligent women, and their influence is felt in all of the strong, funny, self-reliant female characters who have followed.

Mary Tyler Moore is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

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This event was part of the Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series.
Video Games: The Writers Speak
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
As the interactive entertainment industry has evolved from PONG to PlayStation, game designers have met the demands of a hipper audience by delivering a more cinematic experience. Along with cutting-edge graphics and new modes of testing their skills, gamers now expect a fully engaging story with complex characters, unique settings, and a strong narrative arc. This panel examined the crucial role of the writer in delivering that important part of the video game package.

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Kirker Butler, Writer, Family Guy series and Family Guy Video Game!
Steve Callaghan, Coexecutive Producer, Writer, Family Guy series and Family Guy Video Game!
Duppy Demetrius, Writer, 24 series and 24: The Game
D. C. Fontana, Writer, Star Trek series and Star Trek: Legacy for X-Box 360 & Star Trek: Tactical Assault for PSP

D. C. Fontana is a 2006 She Made It honoree.

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Cagney & Lacey: A Reunion
Monday, April 30, 2007
The groundbreaking 1980s police drama Cagney & Lacey was distinguished by the strong performances of leads Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, and its frank handling of issues that resonated with contemporary women, including the conflict between career and family, working in a profession dominated by men, sexual harassment, breast cancer, date rape, abortion, and alcoholism. MTR reunited the show's stars with cocreator Barbara Corday and executive producer Barney Rosenzweig to discuss the legacy of this watershed series.

In Person:
Barbara Corday, Cocreator, Writer
Tyne Daly, "Det. Mary Beth Lacey"
Sharon Gless, "Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney"
Barney Rosenzweig, Executive Producer

Barbara Corday is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

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Christiane Amanpour: A View from the Front Lines
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Christiane Amanpour is one of the most influential international correspondents working in television today, having put a human face on the Bosnian tragedy, the wars in Iraq, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. She discussed her illustrious and often dangerous career, with a particular emphasis on her return to Iran and her conversations with Middle East leaders—including securing the first interview with Iran's new president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—and took questions from the audience.

Christiane Amanpour is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

Moderator: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, MTR

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Katie Couric at the Anchor Desk
Monday, November 13, 2006
Two months into her new job as broadcast TV's first solo female nightly news anchor on CBS Evening News, Couric discussed her vision for refining network news in innovative ways that speak to today's news audience.

Katie Couric is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

Moderator: Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, MTR

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30 Rock
Monday, October 30, 2006
The cast and creative team of 30 Rock came to MTR in NY to talk about their hilarious sitcom.

Tina Fey is a 2005 She Made It honoree.

Panel:
Tina Fey, Executive Producer, "Liz Lemon"
Robert Carlock, Coexecutive Producer
Jane Krakowski, "Jenna Maroney"
Tracy Morgan, "Tracy Jordan"

Moderator: David Bushman, Curator, MTR

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