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Paley Center for Media
Ranked #376 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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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“Excellent place !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012 via mobile

They have a really big collection of old videos of all types. You can easily browse the collection, or research keywords.
The only negative thing is that you have to stay only a hour and a half, which isn't enough but understandable.
In a nutshell, this is a must-go for a rainy day !

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Israel
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“Love old tv programs? Grab a chair & headphones and off you go!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

I prefer the original name - Museum of Television and Radio. Just don't expect your standard museum experience. Have a seat next to one of the computer screens (nothing fancy or modern), and choose from an extensive archive of whatever strikes your fancy.

From Beatles of yesteryear to Topper (1937), Father knows best, or whatever you like best, chances are good that you'll be able to re-live life back in the black and white era.

Warning, easy to get addicted and you may find yourself wanting to go back again, again and yet again.

Visited August 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I'd live here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

Such an interesting place to visit, if I was a New Yorker I reckon I'd practically live here. Not a museum as such but a repository and resource center for media, lots of archive material. A big theater with films and docos on special - the day I was there they were showing a TV special on TV Comedians. Up in the library you can watch old TV shows, news specials or archive material (I watched a couple of Ed Murrow's Person to Person shows). If you're a media nerd like me, you'll burst

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC
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“Not what I expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I expected more of a museum type of feel with exhibits from TV and radio. However, they had one small exhibit, but the rest was either a movie playing or access to a computer and watching television programs. It was fun to search out long lost interviews or old TV programs.

I would not recommend an child under the age of 12. The suggest donation said $10, but you have to pay $10 and they only accept cash.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Never Too Late to See your Favorite TV Show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

What I like best about the museum is the ability to see a TV show I liked many years ago. They have most of them.

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