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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.
Many of the honorees have participated in panel discussions at the Center over the past twenty years to discuss their careers and work. Wherever possible we are offering excerpts from those discussions. The full programs of all the excerpts are available at the Center in New York and Los Angeles.
SMI Interview, 2006
Gail Parent on her career
MT&R Seminar, 1996
Jane Pauley embraces the opportunities afforded a “middle-aged woman.”
MT&R Satellite Seminar, 1997
In this excerpt from the Museum’s seminar entitled
The Art and History of the Soap Opera: The Making of…An Agnes Nixon Soap Opera: All My Children
, Irna Phillips’s protégée Agnes Nixon reflects on Phillips’s life and career.
SMI Interview, 2006
Marian Rees on her career
William S. Paley Television Festival, 2006
creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes reveals how she came up with the idea for the series.
MT&R Seminar, 1998
Robin Roberts recalls one of the most powerful moments of her career: covering Arthur Ashe’s announcement that he had AIDS.
MT&R Seminar, The Women of National Public Radio, 1994
Since 1978, Cokie Roberts has worked at NPR, a network that has spotlighted more women in challenging and creative positions than most major news organizations. Here she talks about why diversity in the newsroom is so important and what stories she specifically covered because she is a woman.
MB Seminar, 1998
Marlene Sanders was the first woman to go to Vietnam to cover the war. In this clip she discusses the limitations of providing Americans with information about the Vietnam war.
William S. Paley Television Festival, 2002
Cristina Saralegui talks about how she became aware of AIDS and how she provided information about the disease to her Hispanic viewers.
MB Seminar: 60 Minutes: Creating a Tradition, 1987
Diane Sawyer talks about being the first woman to join the
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