MAB President/CEO Karole White is pleased to be on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) and on the Steering Committee of the National Radio Hall of Fame. If you are planning to be in Chicago soon, you must visit the Museum. Here is what is currently on exhibit:
“Here’s Johnny: The Making of the Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson,” now through October 15, 2016. The show’s host joked that he was “In more bedrooms than any other man in America.” Now, The Museum of Broadcast Communications is bringing an exhibit about the 20th Century’s most enduring show, as well as its iconic host, the late Johnny Carson. “Here’s Johnny: The Making of the Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson” will feature costumes, stage props, video, cue cards, and production materials to bring visitors behind the scenes into the phenomenal creative collaboration that dominated late night TV from 1962 – 1992.
Also at the Museum, visitors can take in the “Larry King Fantasy Interview Experience.” Guests can answer questions from TV icon Larry King and have those answers preserved as a DVD momento.
Bruce Dumont (pictured left), President of the Museum, reports that they now offer online viewing of over 120 vintage television broadcasts with plans to add 20 digitized shows or more each week. The broadcasts include conventions, political debates, ABC’s Our World, Folkfest, big band broadcasts from Chicago, the Radio Hall of Fame ceremonies, Record Hop with Jim Lounsbury, Kups Show, See it Now with Edward R. Murrow, and many more. Click here to view. There is no charge.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications is located at 360 North State Street in Chicago and is open Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and all federal holidays. The museum is offering 50% admission through April 30.
For more information, visit their website.