Paley Center, Glen Close, Marlow Thomas
The Paley Center for Media and WNET will bring legendary voices and footage to New York metro area public television viewers in the second season of the interview series At the Paley Center premiering 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN beginning January 19th, Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21 beginning on January 24 and Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. on NJTV beginning on January 24.
For this second season, the Paley Center and WNET are launching a special initiative called “She's Making Media,” a new series of programs that puts a slightly different lens on the subject of women's role in media. At the Paley Center will celebrate women who are making media - media with a purpose. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, each half-hour episode of the new six-part series concentrates on a woman who has used media in new and innovative ways, including Glenn Close (January 19), Marlo Thomas (January 26), Jane Fonda (February 2), Arianna Huffington (February 9), Eve Ensler (February 16), and Maria Elena Salinas (February 23).
About the show: In each unique and compelling half hour episode, the guest’s life-story is intertwined with numerous examples of her work, taking advantage of the Paley Center’s Collection. Mitchell also speaks with each guest about the enormous impact of the media on women. A unique, signature element of At The Paley Center is a short performance, reading, or monologue selected and performed by the guest: for example, Marlo Thomas reads an excerpt from her autobiography about her marriage to Phil Donahue; Jane Fonda reads an excerpt from her book about her decision to end her marriage to Ted Turner; Eve Ensler performs a short monologue; and Glenn Close sings an a cappella rendition of a lullaby she co-authored for her current film, Albert Nobbs. This very personal coda to the show is selected by each guest.
Episodes of At the Paley Center will stream online after each week’s premiere at www.thirteen.org/paleycenter.
At the Paley Center is a production of The Paley Center for Media and a presentation of Creative News Group in association with WNET.ORG. Executive Producers for The Paley Center for Media are Pat Mitchell, Diane Lewis, John Wolters, and Susan Lester for LesterMedia. For Creative News Group Mary Lockhart is Executive Producer and Stephen Segaller and Neal Shapiro are Executives in Charge. The series is funded by Rosalind P. Walter.
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