Media Moguls of Midtown Walking Tour in New York

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Join us on the Media Moguls of Midtown Walking Tour in New York and uncover the fascinating stories behind the music and TV shows we love! Ever wonder who paved the way for companies like CBS, NBC, Warner Communications, and Atlantic Records? Discover their secrets as you walk through the iconic buildings of Midtown. Immerse yourself in the history of American entertainment as you learn about visionaries like William Paley, Clive Davis, and John Hammond who shaped the world of television and music. From the Rockefeller Center, where groundbreaking decisions were made, to Times Square, where music legends were born, you'll feel the energy of the cultural epicenter. Stand in awe at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Beatles rocked America, and witness the legacy of entertainment carried on by Stephen Colbert. Don't miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Midtown. Book your spot on this captivating tour now!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn about the founders of CBS and their impact on television and radio
  • Discover the offices and decisions made at Rockefeller Center that shaped our culture
  • Explore the buildings in Times Square where music history was made
  • Experience the place where The Beatles conquered America and music changed forever
  • End the tour at The Ed Sullivan Theater
  • My experience having worked in the entertainment businesses and interacting with the decision makers

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Step into the world of media moguls and discover the fascinating history of the music and television industry with the Media Moguls of Midtown Walking Tour in New York. This immersive tour takes you through the heart of Midtown Manhattan, where iconic companies like CBS, NBC, Warner Communications, and Atlantic Records shaped the cultural landscape that we know today. Get ready to uncover the untold stories of the visionaries who revolutionized the entertainment industry and learn about the technology shifts that brought our entire library of entertainment into our pockets.

What to expect?

During this 120-minute tour, you can expect to delve into the rich history of media and music. Led by an experienced guide, you'll embark on a journey through famous landmarks and buildings that served as epicenters for groundbreaking decisions and cultural shifts. Explore the CBS Building and delve into the legacy of William Paley, the founder of CBS, and other influential figures who shaped the world of music behind the scenes. Visit Rockefeller Center, where companies like Atlantic Records, NBC, and Warner Brother Movies once had offices, and discover the pivotal moments that shaped American cultural history. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Times Square and explore the iconic buildings where music history was made.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone with a passion for music, television, and the history of entertainment. Whether you're a die-hard music fan, a television buff, or simply curious about the behind-the-scenes world, this experience is designed to captivate and educate. The tour welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds, celebrating the diverse audience that enjoys the magic of music and television.

Why book this?

The Media Moguls of Midtown Walking Tour offers a unique opportunity to gain insider knowledge of the entertainment industry from an experienced guide. Immerse yourself in the stories and anecdotes of the influential figures who shaped music and television, and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of these industries. By exploring the iconic landmarks where pivotal decisions were made, you'll gain a newfound appreciation for the technological advancements that brought entertainment into our everyday lives. Book this tour for an incredibly informative and engaging experience that will leave you with a greater appreciation for the media moguls who changed the world.

Good to know

Be prepared to walk for approximately 120 minutes and wear comfortable shoes. The tour meets at the tree in front of 55 West 53rd Street, just off of 6th Avenue. As you journey through Midtown Manhattan, you'll explore the CBS Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and the Ed Sullivan Theater, where iconic moments in music history took place. The tour concludes across the street from 1697 Broadway, The Ed Sullivan Theater, where Stephen Colbert currently records his show. Get ready to uncover the secrets and stories that have shaped the entertainment landscape for decades.


Guests who have experienced the Media Moguls of Midtown Walking Tour rave about its informative and engaging nature. Many comment on the wealth of knowledge shared by the guide, who has a deep understanding of the industry and its history. Visitors appreciate the opportunity to step into the shoes of media moguls and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on the birth of music and television. Overall, guests leave the tour feeling enlightened and inspired by the incredible impact these visionaries had on shaping our cultural landscape.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

CBS Building

We will discuss and learn about William Paley, the founder of CBS, how he shaped the company that shaped Television and Radio. We will also look at men like Clive Davis, Walter Yetnikoff and John Hammond who you may or may not know of who lead the world of music from behind the scenes for decades. They guided and managed the artists we all know and love today, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Billy Holiday, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, just to name a few.

Rockefeller Center

In these buildings, people worked and decisions were made that have shaped our culture. From the invention of television and growth of radio to the foundations of American musical culture. Companies like Atlantic Records, NBC, Warner Brother Movies, the New York Cosmos, featuring Pele had offices in these buildings and exciting decisions were made there!

Times Square

We will visit several buildings on Broadway in Times Square where music history was made and we'll discuss the people who worked there and who currently work there and are shaping our entertainment landscape today!

Ed Sullivan Theater

Here .. The Beatles concurred America and music was forever changed!



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Ann presented an excellent tour of the Midtown Manhattan-Rockefeller Center area. Ann provided many insights about the entertainment industry executives that she worked with. It was a fascinating and informative tour.
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