KCET and 'SoCal Connected' Focus on Disaster in Japan



KCET and 'SoCal Connected' Focus on Japan's Massive 8.9 Quake

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Los Angeles - March 11, 2011 - KCET is currently breaking into its regular programming to deliver NHK's live coverage from Japan and will be airing an hour long English language NHK special on the earthquake and tsunami at 3:00 p.m.  KCET's 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. news block will feature an international perspective on the Japanese disaster, leading off with BBC World News, followed by Al Jazeera English News, NHK News feed and Israeli Broadcast Authority's IBA News.  At 8:00 p.m., KCET will feature a SoCal Connected special, "Disaster in Japan," and will repeat its special Bracing for a Quake at 9:00 p.m.

The Executive Producer of "Disaster in Japan" is Bret Marcus. Co-Executive Producer is Justine Schmidt. Anchor is Val Zavala.

"Disaster in Japan" will be available for on-demand viewing online at www.kcet.org/socalconnected following the broadcast.

About SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody Award, the duPont-Columbia Award, 11 Emmys, eight Golden Mikes, including Best News Public Affairs Show, 18 LA Press Club awards for journalism, recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary, and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Thursdays (9:00 - 9:30 p.m.), Fridays (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.), Saturdays (6:00 - 6:30 p.m.) and Sundays (6:30 - 7:00 p.m.), exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socalconnected.

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UCLA and U.S. Bank.



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