KCET Airs 'Playing for Change,' A Feature Documentary About How the Universal Language of Music Can Bring Harmony to the World

Featuring breaks hosted by radio personality Cynthia Fox of 95.5 KLOS with Grammy-Award Music Producer and Filmmaker Mark Johnson


Burbank, CA -- May 29, 2013 -KCET will air the inspiring documentary, Playing for Change, Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. Directed by Grammy-winning music producer Mark Johnson, the film explores our connections in a world overwhelmed with division through the universal language of music.

Highlighting various countries abroad such as Spain, Ireland, India and South Africa, this 90-minute documentary presents interviews from a diverse lineup of musicians all over the world. Musical performances of popular songs including, "Stand by Me," "One Love" and "Biko," along with a cameo appearance by Bono, are also featured in the film.

In addition, the breaks will be hosted by Los Angeles radio disk jockey Cynthia Fox (95.5 KLOS) with special guest Mark Johnson, who discuss the importance of music and its impact on motivating, uniting and bringing harmony across the globe.

Playing for Change offers a look at how music helps people to persevere through struggles and celebrate their differences, which, in turn change the world into a more peaceful place.

Additional broadcasts of the program are:

Saturday, June 1 at 9:30 p.m.

Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5 at 9 p.m.

For more information on the film, visit http://playingforchange.com/ or http://playingforchange.org/


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. KCET is a service of KCETLink.

 

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