Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to Moderate ‘Manhattan’ TV event at Paley Center on 7/9

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The Honorable Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, To Moderate





WHAT: The Paley Center for Media presents a special evening with the cast and creative team of WGN America’s second original series, Manhattan, moderated by The Honorable Bill Richardson. Richardson served two terms as the 30th Governor of New Mexico and prior to that he was a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, United States Secretary of Energy and a member of Congress from the 3rd district of New Mexico. 

Created and written by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and directed by Emmy Award–winner Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing), Manhattan is a one-hour drama set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science – the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb — that follows the brilliant, but flawed, scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.


Fueled by mystery and suspense, Manhattan is set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified. Frank Winter and his team have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival.  Once inside “The Hill,” a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment.  Manhattan depicts the wonder, danger and deceit that shadowed the first “nuclear” families. The series premieres on WGN America on Sunday, July 27. Manhattan is produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios.


Tickets are currently on sale to the general public for $10 (reception included in ticket). The event is free for Paley Center members. Further information and tickets to the program can be found at For those unable to attend there will be a free worldwide live stream, beginning at 8:00 pm PT (11:00 pm ET) available at Fans are invited to join the conversation in real-time during the event via twitter: @PaleyCenter and #PaleyLiveLA.


The Paley Center for Media’s public programs connect the stars and creators with fans and are part of the Center’s ongoing commitment to increase the public’s understanding of media and its growing significance in our lives.


Sam Shaw, Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Daniel Stern, “Glen Babbit”
Thomas Schlamme, Director/Executive Producer Olivia Williams, “Liza Winter”
Rachel Brosnahan, “Abby Isaacs” Ashley Zukerman, “Charlie Isaacs”
John Benjamin Hickey, “Frank Winter” Moderator: Honorable Bill Richardson, Former Governor of New Mexico
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
5:30 pm Media Check-In
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Red Carpet / Arrivals and Reception
7:00 pm Program 
WHERE: The Paley Center for Media | 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit


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