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A Museum by Any Other Name

March 19, 2007 12:00 AM

The Museum of Television & Radio, nee the Museum of Broadcasting, is taking on yet another moniker, one that reflects today's morphing media landscape.

The 31-year-old institution, started by CBS founder William Paley to guarantee the preservation of radio and TV's cultural history, is not ready to talk about it. However, the museum's board voted last week to rename the museum The Paley Center for Media.

The new name covers everything from analog to digital to broadband programming and beyond, not to mention the MT&R's many activities that allow the public to learn more about TV and radio. The museum has branches in Manhattan and Beverly Hills.

Look for a big announcement of the name change this spring.