HBO at 50: The Rise of Prestige Television

HBO at 50
Exhibit Duration
May 2023 - April 2024

Home Box Office (HBO) is the longest-running subscription television service in the United States.  Started in 1972, the network allowed subscribers to watch unedited theatrically released films and live sporting events for a flat rate every month.  This exhibit highlights some of the groundbreaking programming created by and aired on HBO over time with items selected from the Peabody Awards Archive.  This display was curated by exhibition assistant Madeline Nagy.