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First Paley Center Awards Set for 2012 in NY

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There are the Emmys and Golden Globes, among the many awards shows. But you can add another to the list of annual awards telecasts.

The Paley Center for Media, formerly the Museum of Television and Radio, will offer its first television awards beginning in May 2012.

“We believe the awards committee has made significant progress in identifying the ways to achieve our objectives, and we will continue to carefully refine our plans to leverage those assets as we further refine the nominations process, voting, judging and award categories in the months ahead,” Pat Mitchell, Paley Center CEO and president, said.

That awards committee was formed in March.

“The Paley Center has considerable curatorial expertise and occupies a unique position at the intersection between the industry and the viewing public,” Frank A. Bennack, Jr., chairman of the Paley Center, said in a statement. “Our goal is to put our own distinctive stamp on honoring the great work being done by so many in the media community.”

The Paley Center, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley.

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