KCET PRESENTS SPECIAL ENCORE OF SOCAL CONNECTED'S "SEPARATED BY WAR: THE HOMECOMING" IN CELEBRATION OF LA PRESS CLUB NOMINATION
Los Angeles, CA -May 24, 2011- KCET, the nation's largest independent public media company serving Southern and Central California, presents a special encore of SoCal Connected's "Separated By War: The Homecoming" May 29 at 8 p.m., in celebration of its prestigious LA Press Club nomination.
The episode chronicles Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Gallagher, who represents the new face of America's military -- service members with children. Staff Sgt. Gallagher left his wife and three young children behind for his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2010. SoCal Connected followed the family to see how they coped during his dangerous deployment, and were on site to see his emotional return home seven months later.
"We're honored by this nomination," said Bohdan Zachary, KCET's vice president, Broadcasting & Program Development. "SoCal Connected offers viewers in-depth reporting on vital issues that impact Southern Californians, and we're proud to tell the story of one military family that represents so many in our struggle for freedom."
The 53rd SoCal Journalism Awards will be announced June 26 at the Awards Gala in the legendary Crystal Ballroom of the historic Millennium Biltmore. Since its debut in September 2008, SoCal Connected has been honored with several other prestigious journalism awards, including 11 L.A. Area Emmy Awards, 13 Golden Mikes, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Separated By War: The Homecoming airs:
May 29 at 8:00 p.m.
June 1 at 8:30 p.m.
KCET will also rebroadcast A Border Between Them, airing:
June 5 at 8:30 p.m.
June 8 at 8:30 p.m.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its more than 40-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. More than half of the funds raised to support KCET's operating budget come from individual support. For additional information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.