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Paley Center for Media

25 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6104
+1 212-621-6800
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Great for a rainy afternoon

I thought this was neat. We watched the first Frazier/Ali fight, the Apollo moon landing, original... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
tms215
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Its not a museum, more for research

I guess this is why they changed the name to Center for Media rather than Museum, and rightly so... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
dinerdon
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Bayville, New Jersey
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Visitors can select from more than 50,000 radio and television program tapes to listen or watch at one of this museum's 96 radio and television consoles.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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25 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6104
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I thought this was neat. We watched the first Frazier/Ali fight, the Apollo moon landing, original footage from Vietnam, unedited film of 911,, and Nixon's resignation. I could have spent the entire day there. You need to like that kind of History but I enjoyed...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

I guess this is why they changed the name to Center for Media rather than Museum, and rightly so. Although there is a one room exhibit in the lobby for Jeopardy, it seems to exist primarily for research. It was free so it was interesting...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

it was a very rainy Sunday before Halloween and all outdoor activities were cancelled. I searched online what to do and came across this activity. There are individual TV screens and you can choose to watch your favourite programmes. Staff are very friendly. There was...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our guided tour led by Ann Belle of this magnificent building filled with history & knowledge. We spent an hour viewing a WWII documentary, touring the Tony Bennett art gallery & gathering information for a grandson in college with a media major!

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

If you are into television and or radio this is the place for you. Paley Center for Media has both a library where you can view old television shows as well as special events such as panel discussions with the cast of TV shows and...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

It’s not a museum although they do have small exhibits. You can come here to watch TV shows from years back and browse their comprehensive media archive. When we visited, we saw the first few episodes of the 1977 miniseries ‘Roots’, about the African slave...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

What a wonderful experience. You get a pass to spend two hours in the tv archive and watch programs that are not available(not on DVD, Blu-Ray). It is a treasure trove of the history of television. I watched the first episode of 'THE F.B.I.' which...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Walked past on a wet day and thought ot looked interesting. Found a trove of old Christmas movies for free plus hot chocolate and a craft table. Auditorium was empty and smelt strange but we had a great respite from the weather and the crowds.

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

A useful spot to fill in an hour. Startrek displays and films not of great interest but if you like that sort of thing...

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed August 11, 2016

You can access old time shows that are not available on the internet. Or more recent ones like all Seinfeld episodes. If you have time to relax and laugh, this is a good place to go

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