**BREAKING**Tonight SoCal Connected Reports on Alleged Mismanagement of Funds by Compton City Council KCETLink's Award-Winning News Program Asks if Compton Could be the Next Bell

Airing Tonight at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Burbank, Calif., March 27, 2013 - In tonight's program, SoCal Connected (www.socalconnected.org), the award-winning news program, investigates the mishandling of finances by the Compton City Council. With the mayor's seat, as well as those of two Council members and the city treasurer, up for re-election in two weeks, correspondent Laurel Erickson discovers that the Council is earning most of its salary by attending committee meetings that consistently last less than five minutes. Additionally, she questions several city officials in an attempt to understand why a $3.5 million loan to a local Council donor has yet to be paid back.  

Several Bell officials were recently convicted of mismanaging funds as that city works to recover from the scandal. Tune in to SoCal Connected on KCET tonight to see if Compton could be next.


Programming Note 
For the month of March only, SoCal Connected will air at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The regular schedule of 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. will remain for Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.  

About SoCal Connected
SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs nightly at 5:30 p.m. with encores at 10 p.m. exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; The California Endowment and UCLA.    

About KCET
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-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. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.


CONTACT:
Susan C. Mills
Public Relations
KCETLink/SoCal Connected
Email: smills@kcet.org
Phone: 747-201-5416 

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