It was an evening to remember when the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills rolled out the red carpet Wednesday evening to celebrate the cast reunion of 'WKRP in Cincinnati' for their thirty-fifth anniversary since its season debut in 1978.
Created by Hugh Wilson and produced by MTM Studios, the reunion was a sentimental reliving of the show's 90 episodes on CBS that ran for four seasons, bringing back fond and memorable moments of an original television sitcom based around a struggling radio station that was saved by switching it's music genre to rock and roll.
Although the series was often known for its dark humor and silly gags, the focus was on the crazy workplace antics that took place behind the scenes of a Cincinnati radio station and the relationship between its quirky characters—combining the chaos and humor that compliments each characters eccentricities that brought decades of laughter to a nationwide audience.
Guests and fans were invited to participate in a stage conversation with cast members, directors and producers of the series as well as Twitter followers in real-time.
The series celebrities in attendance included Loni Anderson who played receptionist Jennifer Marlowe looking as stunning as she did on the show, Howard Hesseman as the ever cool Rockin deejay Dr. Johnny Fever, Tim Reid as soul deejay Venus Flytrap and Jan Smithers who played radio station assistant Bailey Quarters. Also in attendance was series Director Jay Sandrich, Creator and Executive Producer Hugh Wilson, and Director Asaad Kelada.
The Paley Center for Media was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry seeking to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. For more information about the Paley Center and up coming programs, please visit www.paleycenter.org.