SoCal Connected Receives 8 Emmy Nominations

SOCAL CONNECTED RECEIVES 8 EMMY® NOMINATIONS
Critically acclaimed local news show also nominated for prestigious Imagen Award.

SoCal Connected, KCET's hard-hitting weekly news program, has been nominated for eight Emmy® awards, including Best Talk/Public Affairs/News Series and Best Feature.

The third season of SoCal Connected received Emmy® nominations in the following seven categories:

1. Education: California Votes Special
2. Crime/Social Issues: "Protected or Neglected?" (Cal-OSHA special report)
3. Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50% remote): SoCal Connected
4. Feature segment: "Putting on Ayers"
5. Information Segment: (two nominations): "Separated by War" and " The Price of Power"
6. Outstanding non-News writer: Steve Lopez
7. Outstanding non-News Editor: Alberto Arce

The 63rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards will be held August 6, 2011 at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood. SoCal Connected previously won six Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards during its first season in 2009.

In addition, SoCal Connected was nominated for an Imagen Award in the Best Local Informational Program category for the episode titled "A Border Between Them." The prestigious Imagen Award recognizes positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on August 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom.

About The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards
The Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards are given for broadcast achievements produced or solely financed and controlled by the Los Angeles television stations or cable television systems. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and the Los Angeles Area Awards Committee, comprised of station program and news directors, determines the awards structure.


About The Imagen Awards
The Imagen (pronounced ee-mah-hen) Awards program was established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. Later, as The Imagen Foundation, it expanded its programs and initiatives to further its mission to serve as a bridge between the Latino community and the entertainment industry in providing access, education, and resources for Latinos in the industry, as well as those seeking careers in entertainment.

About SoCal Connected
SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 11 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 25 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazineís "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socalconnected.

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 Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UCLA and U.S. Bank.

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 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 more than 40-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. More than half of the funds raised to support KCET's operating budget come from individual support. For additional information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.

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