KCETLink Receives $1 Million Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation for New Season of 'SoCal Connected'

BURBANK, CA - Jan. 31, 2014 -KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger of KCET and Link Media, has announced that it has received a $1 million grant from The Ahmanson Foundation for a new season of KCET's award-winning news series, SoCal Connected.


 "We are extremely grateful to The Ahmanson Foundation for its generosity and for recognizing the unique value that SoCal Connected brings to our community," said Al Jerome, KCETLink's Chief Executive Officer.  "We are pleased to continue to deliver the kind of quality local news coverage to our viewers that has distinguished SoCal Connected from other newscasts in the region."


Further details about the show's Season 6 staffing and format will be announced at a later date.


SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 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 exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.orgSoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation. 



KCETLink is the new national independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media.  A viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink.





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