KCET's SoCal Connected Will Air a Special LIVE Episode Surrounding Tonight's Presidential State of the Union Address

Guests to Include Aaron Blake, Raphael J. Sonenshein, Ange-Marie Hancock and Nate Cohn


BURBANK, CA - February 12, 2013 - Tonight, SoCal Connected will air an hour and a half special in honor of the Presidential State of the Union Address. 

 

In the first half hour, anchor Val Zavala and special contributor Madeleine Brand will preview the Address with live commentary from Washington Post correspondent Aaron Blake from the Capitol. SoCal Connected will air the State of the Union live in its entirety.  Following the full Address, Zavala and Brand will recap the night's festivities with a panel of experts:


·         Raphael J. Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles

·         Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science at USC

·         Nate Cohn of The New Republic (via satellite from Washington, D.C.)

 

Link TV will simulcast the special nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH networks (9 p.m. EST)

 

The segments will also be streamed in their entirety on www.socalconnected.org. 

 

Tonight's episode airs at 5:30 p.m. and repeats at 10 p.m.

 

ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and two duPont-Columbia 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 an encore at 10 p.m. (beginning Dec. 17) 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; and The California Endowment. 

 

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.

 

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