KCET Receives Ten Local L.A. Emmy® Award Nominations Recognizing Excellence in Programming

KCET RECEIVES TEN LOCAL L.A. EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAMMING 

KCET nominated for more local Emmy® awards than any other L.A. public television station, including seven for highly acclaimed flagship news magazine SoCal Connected.

Burbank, CA - June 28, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, is proud to announce that it has received ten nominations for Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. 

The station's nominations include seven for its flagship hard-hitting weekly news magazine, SoCal Connected; one for a special series on the backyard gardening movement Edible Garden: Breaking Ground; and two for Live @ the Ford, a cultural enrichment series of diverse performances at the historic Ford Amphitheatre sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission.

This past week, KCET was honored with 17 LA Press Club awards, with 16 going to the hard-hitting investigative news series, SoCal Connected.

The local Emmy® Awards will be presented at the 64th Los Angeles Area Emmys ceremony on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

 

KCET's nominations include:

 

BEST INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES

"SoCal Connected"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Rebecca Haggerty, Producer

Rocio Zamora, Associate Producer

Judy Muller, Reporter

Michael Okwu, Reporter

Brian Unger, On-Camera Talent

Val Zavala, Anchor

 

BEST INFORMATION SEGMENT (HARD NEWS/INVEST. REPORTING)

SoCal Connected: "Show me the Money: HACLA Investigation"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Rocio Zamora, Producer

Miguel Contreras, Associate Producer

Laurel Erickson, Reporter

Alberto Arce, Editor

 

BEST FEATURE SEGMENT

SoCal Connected: "Meter Madness"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer

Michael Bloecher, Editor

Laurel Erickson, On-Camera Talent

 

SoCal Connected: "Signs of the Times"

Karen Foshay, Co-Executive Producer

Brian Rooney, On-Camera Talent

 

BEST ARTS/CULTURE/HISTORY

SoCal Connected: "Herbie Hancock: All That's Jazz"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer

Michael Okwu, Reporter

 

BEST CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

SoCal Connected: "The Border Between Them"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer

Yvette Cabrera, Reporter

Val Zavala, Anchor

 

BEST LA LOCAL COLOR

SoCal Connected: "Master Chef: Thomas Keller Uncorked"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Alexandra Gleysteen, Producer

Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer

Michael Okwu, Reporter


EDUCATION

"The Edible Garden: Breaking Ground"

Bohdan Zachary, Executive Producer

Caroline Armitage, Executive Producer

Angela Boisvert, Associate Producer

Val Zavala, On-Camera Talent

 

ARTS AND CULTURE HISTORY

"Rhythm & Passion of Korea"

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer

Juan Devis, Executive Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING

"The Angel City Jazz Festival"

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer

Juan Devis, Executive Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

 

 

ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 35 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (9:00 p.m.), with encores Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and (6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.)  and Mondays (10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit http://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 & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs 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 weekly 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.

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