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Sunday, December 4, 2016

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The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
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Northridge, CA 91324

John Elway, success on and off of the field

There are dozens of truly great athletes to come out of the San Fernando Valley.

One of the many household names is John Elway, who attended Granada Hills High School.

How about naming some ol' comrades that played with John at GHHS.  Chris Sutton, Larry Palmer, Ken Scanlon, Bryan Sherman, Scott Marshall and Paul Scheper, to name a handful.

In this photo, some valley athletes included Chris Duddy, Keith Keller and Jim Ginneti.

 A nice article in the Los Angeles Times by Sam Farmer, outlines some of his most recent accomplishments at the helm of the Denver Broncos in executive management.  Read the article on John Elway HERE.

One the field, did he actually accomplish anything? Well, let's see:

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXII, XXXIII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XXXIII)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1987)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996–1998)
  • First-team All-Pro (1987)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1993, 1996)
  • 2× AFC Offensive Player of the Year (1987, 1993)
  • NFL Man of the Year (1992)
  • NFL passing yards leader (1993)
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
  • Denver Broncos No. 7 retired
  • Sammy Baugh Trophy (1982)
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year (1982)
  • Consensus All-American (1982)
  • Stanford Cardinal No. 7 retired

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Closed today 12/3/16 1-6PM

Due to a shortage in volunteers... The Museum will be closed today from 1-6pm.

It will reopen on Tuesday, December 8th, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Grant Tinker, longtime studio executive dead at age 90

Former NBC chairman-CEO Grant Tinker, and founder of MTM Enterprises with Mary Tyler Moore, has died. He was 90.

The Tinker family lived in the valley and his sons went to valley schools.

“Grant Tinker was a great man who made an indelible mark on NBC and the history of television that continues to this day,” NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke said. “He loved creative people and protected them, while still expertly managing the business. Very few people have been able to achieve such a balance. We try to live up to the standards he set each and every day. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

“My father set the bar high both as a television executive and a father. I never heard anyone speak of him with anything other than respect and admiration. I’m proud to be his son and especially proud of the legacy he leaves behind in business and as a gentleman,” said Mark Tinker, who is an exec producer on NBC’s “Chicago PD.”

“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which debuted that same year on CBS, was ground-breaking in its sophistication and the manner in which it depicted the professional life of a single career woman. 

Tinker hired two of the industry’s best writers, Brooks and Allan Burns, and for the next seven years, the show was a highlight every season, commanding 67 Emmy nominations and winning 29, including three for best comedy series.


The list of shows with Grant Tinker's name and MTM Studios in Studio City are pretty incredible:
The Bob Newhart Show
Mary Tyler Moore

He hired some of the best writers and creatives and let them do their work. Leaders in the industry that he worked with included:
James L. Brooks
Steven Bochco 
Jay Tarses
Tom Patchett 
Michael Zimberg

While at NBC, he nurtured shows such as:
Family Ties
The A-Team
St. Elsewhere  
Remington Steele
The Golden Girls
The Cosby Show

Please read the terrific article in Variety magazine HERE on Grant Tinker's life. 

Post by Mike Stevens

Thursday, November 17, 2016


The Museum will be closed today, Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 1-6pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.