Like the 97-year-old Norman Lear, who made his name — and TV history — with groundbreaking sitcoms like All in the Family and The Jeffersons, the other honorees at Thursday’s Paley Center for Media ceremony proved that talent is ageless. Carl Reiner, 97; Bob Newhart, 90; Carol Burnett, 86, and Lily Tomlin, 80, each won over the room with their humor and memories. Above, Lear (r), is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel (l), and Anthony Anderson.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse, Bart Simpson and Scooby-Doo will share the limelight in a TV special paying tribute to cartoon characters. Fox said Thursday it will air a two-hour program honoring 40 animated stars that have touched fans with humor and even proved influential. The program, titled “TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley […]
Wednesday’s gala thrown by the Paley Center for Media, paid tribute to African-American achievements in television. Not only was the event meant to highlight current inroads by blacks in every area of TV, but, as Oprah Winfrey told those gathered, “part of the power of this evening is to honor our history” — which, in fact, stretches back seven decades and more, to the birth of TV.
Paley’s shrinking profile in Los Angeles, staff cutbacks and uncertainty surrounding its peculiar land lease has prompted concerns that it might shut down West Coast operations. But the center is scrambling to broaden its scope and reinvigorate its Beverly Hills outpost amid massive shifts in the media landscape.
The Paley Center for Media announces the 29th annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television Festival will return to the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills March 2-14, 2012. The Paley Center also revealed the first three television series to be selected as honorees for the 2012 event; American Horror Story, which will serve as the […]
The potential Primetime Emmy rival struggles to find a broadcast home for 2012, as CEO Pat Mitchell continues to pursue partnerships.