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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA TO PREVIEW INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S IN MEMORIAM

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New York, Oct. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Paley Center for Media announced today that it will preview In Memoriam, an Investigation Discovery documentary that explores the emotional impact on the survivors of three recent mass shootings. This program is the latest addition to the PaleyLive NY fall season and will take place at the Paley Center's New York location on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30pm.  Following the screening there will be a special discussion and Q&A moderated by former prosecutor, victim's rights advocate, and The View Co-Host, Sunny Hostin. 

"In Memoriam is a powerful look at the impact these tragic events have on those left behind," said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center's President & CEO. "We feel privileged to preview this timely documentary and host the insightful and important conversation that is certain to follow."

"In Memoriam is a documentary film which reflects Investigation Discovery's efforts to shine a klieg light on diverse legal issues, like gun violence, a plague affecting our nation today.  In that regard, award-winning director Ben Steele, has created a passionate documentary about this divisive subject, where we empower viewers to make their own decision and, perhaps, to demand appropriate and well considered action to help avoid the next such tragedy," says Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.

In the United States, there is an active shooter incident every 12 days. In Memoriam shows the wrenching perspective of wounded survivors, grieving relatives, and heroes of the horrific attacks at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, the Sutherland Springs Baptist Church in Texas, and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Sunny Hostin and discussion participants will explore issues raised by the documentary, concentrating on how we must go beyond the polarized gun control debate to examine the permanent emotional scars mass shootings create. In Memoriam will premiere on Investigation Discovery in February 2020.

PaleyLive programs offer audiences the rare opportunity to engage in informative discussions in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in New York, to not only expand society's understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, but also to educate and entertain the public.

Tickets for In Memoriam will go on sale to Paley Center Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members on October 16 at noon. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on October 17 at noon; and to the general public on October 18 at noon. PaleyLive events often sell out to Paley Center Members before tickets go on sale to the general public. Paley Members enjoy presale access and ticket discounts. Become a Member today, and get tickets to this event before the general public. For more information on the many benefits of Paley Center Membership including early access to purchase tickets, please visit paley.me/join.

For more information on this special preview screening please visit paleycenter.org.

Media Contact: Teresa Brady, The Paley Center for Media, tbrady@paleycenter.org, 212-621-6697 

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About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. 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 Paley Center's permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, 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 paleycenter.org 

About Investigation Discovery:

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 85 million U.S. households. From harrowing crimes to in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories", the always revealing network challenges our understanding of culture, society and the human condition. The #1 network for women in all of cable, ID's programming is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD), as well as anytime and anywhere through the network's TV Everywhere offering, IDGo. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network's true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA, DISCB, DISCK)), a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. For additional information about ID, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com

Teresa Brady
The Paley Center for Media
212.621.6697
TBrady@paleycenter.org
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