Paley Center for Media Announces First 2019 PaleyLive NY Programs

Paley Center for Media Announces First 2019 PaleyLive NY Programs

The Paley Center for Media in New York today announced it has selected the first two television programs to be featured in the 2019 PaleyLive NY Spring Season. These outstanding programs include: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and In Pursuit with John Walsh. A limited number of tickets will be on sale for these highly-anticipated programs, with tickets first available to Paley Patron, Supporting, and Individual Members.

"We're thrilled to kick off our highly anticipated spring season with these two incredible programs," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "Each of the selected programs epitomize the Paley Center's commitment to offering programs that are insightful, educational, and entertaining."

"I can think of no one who has done more to advocate on behalf of missing children - and chase down bad guys - than John Walsh. He's dedicated the last 30 years to the pursuit of justice and ID is honored to work with him, and his son, Callahan, to continue his mission," says Henry Schleiff, Group President of ID. "John and his family are truly inspiring change in this world and the Paley audience is sure to be moved by their passion."

PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in New York. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society's understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.

The initial PaleyLive NY Spring 2019 schedule is as follows:

In Pursuit with John Walsh: Preview Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

6:30 pm

Icon of justice and victims'-rights advocate John Walsh joins America's top-rated true-crime network, Investigation Discovery, on their joint mission to track down fugitives and find missing children with In Pursuit with John Walsh. This multiplatform initiative unifies Investigation Discovery's active and engaged audience with Walsh's lifelong pursuit of justice, tapping into stories that have evaded local authorities to help capture our country's most notorious criminals-at-large. In the series, Walsh leads viewers through stories featuring the nation's most horrific unsolved crimes, revealing details of suspects to help empower the public with information that could assist law enforcement. Audiences will be introduced to Callahan Walsh, John Walsh's son, who joins the operation on the ground to open cases and work in tandem with the local police to search for persons of interest who have fled. ID is also partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to feature two missing children each hour, featuring age-progression photos and stats in the hopes that viewers can provide new leads to their whereabouts. Join Group President of ID Henry Schleiff as he hosts the world premiere of In Pursuit followed by a Q & A with John Walsh and Callahan Walsh, and moderated by Paula Zahn.

Kimmy Goes to the Paley Center: A Celebration of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebrating the final episodes of Netflix's four time Emmy Award nominated, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. As the series comes to a hilarious and moving close, Kimmy has to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she's never put first before: herself. This final season includes a double-sized "Sliding Doors" episode exploring how the main characters' lives might have been different if Kimmy had never been kidnapped.

The program will include a discussion with series co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and cast members Ellie Kemper (Kimmy Schmidt), Tituss Burgess (Titus), and Carol Kane (Lillian).

Tickets are now on sale to Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members; Individual Members on December 21; and to the general public on December 22. Non-Paley members are strongly encouraged to sign up for Paley Center Membership as these programs often sell out during the Member purchase period. For more information on tickets and other benefits of Paley Membership, please visit

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