Renee Flemming, Whoopi Goldberg, Christiane Amanpour and More to Appear at Paley Center's Sept-Oct 2012 Events


September and October 2012 programming at the Paley Center includes Craig Ferguson, Renée Fleming, Judith Jamison, Robert MacNeil, Dick Cavett, Judy Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Carole Simpson, Christiane Amanpour and more! Details below.

THIRTEEN at 50: Renée Fleming, Judith Jamison, Robert MacNeil, Dick Cavett
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
6:00 pm ET
New York

Renée Fleming
Judith Jamison
Robert MacNeil
Moderator: Dick Cavett
Special appearance by Judy Collins

For a half century THIRTEEN has set the gold standard of illuminating and inspiring television in New York. This evening the Paley Center will celebrate this rich legacy, screening highlights from a new documentary about THIRTEEN’s history and hosting a discussion with some of the most distinguished personalities associated with the station. After the preview, which will feature rare clips from the sixties and seventies, the panelists will discuss how THIRTEEN has pioneered all types of cultural and public affairs programming.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
Thursday, September 20, 2012
6:00 pm ET
New York

Andrea Romano, Dialogue/Casting Director
David Selby, "Commissioner Gordon"

Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel about fear, hope, and redemption is celebrated with proper measures of haunting visuals and intense action in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, the next entry in the series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Fanboy demigod Peter Weller (RoboCop) leads a stellar voice cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Joining Weller behind the microphone is David Selby (The Social Network, Dark Shadows) as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter (Modern Family) as Carrie/Robin, three-time DCU veteran Wade Williams (Prison Break) as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, and Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper.

In the bleak and ominous future of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, it has been a decade since Bruce Wayne Hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor—but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as the Mutants. The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting—simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City.

Presented with Warner Home Video

Sonny Fox: Forty Years in Television: A Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg
Monday, September 24, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York

Sonny Fox
Whoopi Goldberg

The legendary career of Sonny Fox, the beloved host of Wonderama, spans the history of television. He will discuss his extraordinary life in media as performer, executive, and consultant to the state department with one of his biggest fans, Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi has stated: “Two things I had to do on Sunday, go to church and watch Sonny Fox.” During his tenure on Wonderama, Sonny was called the foster father of five million children, charming everyone in the tri-state area. The ever-youthful Sonny will screen highlights from his career, which also included hosting the CBS series Let’s Take a Trip and The $64,000 Challenge, as well as sign copies of his new book, But You Made the Front Page!: Wonderama, Wars, and a Whole Bunch of Life. Several surprise guests will also drop in to tribute Sonny.