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Available Fall 2009, Paley Center Live Events will include more than 300 hours of sought-after video, along with full transcription

ProQuest is teaming with The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) to create an online, video archive of the Paley Center's acclaimed seminars.   Available Fall 2009, Paley Center Live Events will include more than 300 hours of sought-after video, along with full transcription, of the leading names in media discussing the creative process, contemporary issues in production, life inside the industry and many other media-studies relevant topics. The Paley Center also celebrates excellence in drama, comedy, and documentary film with a range of events that examine the creative forces behind great entertainment.  The Paley Center is the premier institution dedicated to advancing the understanding of media and the ways in which it reflects and transforms history and culture.  ProQuest is the exclusive provider of Paley Center Live Events to the academic market. 

“ProQuest’s  publishing strategy focuses on helping libraries meet their users’ expectations and keeping up with the latest trends in academic studies,” said Mary Sauer-Games, vice president of publishing for ProQuest.  “Multimedia has become a standard in online content today and the area of media studies is one of the fastest growing areas in the academic curriculum.  We’re pleased to partner with renowned institutions like the Paley Center not only to support the serious study of media, but as part of our continuous commitment to upgrading the user experience that’s delivered through our resources.”

“The Paley Center for Media explores the role media plays in our lives and shaping the events of our time. We are proud to partner with such an innovative educational technology company like ProQuest to provide our content for the first time to the academic community. As the leading interpreter of media within our society, this is a unique opportunity to expand our education programs online and beyond our two physical locations in New York and Los Angeles,” added Pat Mitchell, president and chief executive officer of The Paley Center for Media.

The Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.    Each year, the Paley Center hosts dozens of live event seminars covering news, public affairs and documentaries, performing arts, children’s programming, sports, comedy and variety shows, and commercial advertising.   The events feature influential newsmakers, world leaders, politicians, journalists, scholars, writers, directors, actors and other creators. The discussions illuminate historical and contemporary figures, trends, and major events, while exploring media’s role in reporting, interpreting, and shaping the past, present and future.

Among the seminars included in Paley Center Live Events are Madison Avenue Goes to Washington: The Image-Makers Who Have Shaped Presidential Elections, Christiane Amanpour: A View from the Frontlines, An Evening with Taylor Hackford, Unraveling The Wire, and Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor: Radio and A Prairie Home Companion.  High profile contributors include well-known creators, actors and journalists such as J.J. Abrams, Ken Burns, Stephen Colbert , Katie Couric, Larry David, Will Ferrell,  Tina Fey, Sally Field, Matt Groening, Conan O'Brien,  James Spader, Jon Stewart, and Kiefer Sutherland.
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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York 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. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit


About ProQuest
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey™, UMI®, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

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23 January 2009

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