NYC: Museum of Television & Radio
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The Museum of Television and Radio (MTR), with locations in New York (since renamed the Paley Center for Media) and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. MTR collects programming—radio shows, television programs, and commercial advertisements in both media—and makes that programming available to the general public. In their library one can choose from the excess of 50,000 programs and watch or listen to it at a console—individually, or with up to four people at a family console. They also present screenings in their theaters, with daily programming; and public programs in subscription series that bring together writers, directors, producers, actors, critics, journalists, and artists from many disciplines to discuss everything from the creative process behind television and radio to the current trends in media and popular culture.