Museum Of Television & Radio Gets A New Name
June 5, 2007 at 6:31 AM (PT)
MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO Chairman FRANK A. BENNACK and Pres./CEO PAT MITCHELL announced today that the 31-year-old institution will be renamed THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA "to better reflect MTR's evolution to a center that convenes media leaders and enthusiasts for programs that explore and illuminate the immense and growing impact of all media on our lives, culture, and society." The new name, approved by the board, is effective immediately.
The name takes its inspiration from WILLIAM S. PALEY, the institution's founder, a pioneering innovator in the industry who built the CBS NETWORK, launched an early foray into cable programming, and diversified the numerous elements of his broadcasting empire to include music, sports, entertainment, and other enterprises.