After 6 years in the making, the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) in Chicago will have its Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13th at 10am! Tonight, Chicagoans Betty White, Hugh Downs, and John Mahoney will be in the Windy City to celebrate at a gala for the museum’s new home, which is located at 360 N. State St.
The MBC exhibits “historic and contemporary radio and television content,” including TV and radio programs, memorabilia, and interactive displays. Within the impressive collection is the RCA TK-2 camera that was used as then-Senator Kennedy’s close-up camera in the first Kennedy-Nixon debate, which took place in Chicago.
Since 2009, the Archive has integrated the text of the definitive Encyclopedia of Television, authored by The Museum of Broadcasting Communications, into our website. The Encyclopedia brings extensive additional information about the Archive’s interview subjects to the portal, including the history of popular series, key dates, and background on performers, crew and controversies, all catalogued within the vast library of EmmyTVLegends.org.
Congrats to our friends at the MBC! We can’t wait to see the new museum!