KCET Teams Up with Globe Trekker for Original Docu-Travel Series GLOBAL L.A., Sponsored by Suburu, Beginning July 24 at 8PM

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ost Zay Harding takes viewers on an exploration of Southern California examining the region's ties to destinations and cultures around the world


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uarterly series begins with all things British in celebration of the 

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Burbank, CA - July 10, 2012--Globe Trekker, the most-watched travel series in the world, comes to KCET with a new groundbreaking series; Global L.A., examining the region's ties to a number of destinations and cultures around the world.  KCET and Globe Trekker will co-produce four original quarterly specials that begin airing July 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. only on KCET.

Los Angeles is one of the world's largest melting pots, with inhabitants from every country, culture and influence.  The new series, hosted by Zay Harding, will juxtapose the local lives and lifestyle of a number of immigrant communities to their native homelands.  The two-hour series will air quarterly over the course of a year.

The premiere episode explores all things British in Southern California, with the program debuting days before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Southern California boasts the second largest British population outside of the United Kingdom.  Through various locations and stories, viewers will uncover which English celebrities call Los Angeles home and learn the history around the enormous migration of British citizens to the Southland that started after World War I.

"We're thrilled to take viewers on an international journey through the lens of L.A.'s diverse cultural landscape," said Bohdan Zachary, KCET's Vice President of Broadcasting and Program Development.  "Our innovative partnership with the ever-popular series, Globe Trekker, strengthens our commitment to produce distinctive local programming that appeals to our wide-ranging audience."

Additional airdates for Global LA include:

July 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

July 26, 2012 at midnight                       

July 28, 2012 at 3 p.m.

July 29, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.           

 

In addition to Global L.A. and Globe Trekker, KCET boasts a number of popular travel series including Visiting with Huell Howser, Rick Steves' Europe, Himalaya with Michael Palin and Journey's in Japan to name a few. 

 

Subaru is the proud sponsor of Global L.A.

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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