The Paley Center for Media
An institution that stays on the cusp of what's happening across all media platforms.
Housed in a former bank building, this branch of the former New York Museum of Television & Radio was transformed by Getty architect Richard Meier into a sleek facility featuring exhibitions as well as screening and listening series using its computerized collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs. Covering more than 70 years of broadcasting history, the programs range from news, public affairs and documentaries to the performing arts, children's shows, drama, sports, comedy and advertising. The museum's state-of-the-art library has private consoles where visitors can screen or listen to selections from the museum's database. Industry heavyweights and well-known performers lead seminars in the theater; call for a schedule. The gift shop has an excellent selection of books and memorabilia.