FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KCET'S 'SOCAL CONNECTED' WINS FIVE STATUETTES AT
62nd LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY® AWARDS
Los Angeles - August 1, 2010 - SoCal Connected, KCET's hard-hitting weekly news program, won in five of the six categories in which it was nominated at the 62nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, taking honors in information segment for "A Soldier's Story," feature for "The Year of Living Dangerously," crime and social issues for "Cannabis Cowboys," plus best photographer and best writer. SoCal Connected returns for its third season in October.
"The SoCal Connected team is honored to be recognized by our colleagues with five wins," said Bret Marcus, executive producer of SoCal Connected and KCET senior vice president of programming and production. "SoCal Connected is committed to informing viewers about issues that make a difference in their lives and impact public policy."
SoCal Connected was the first to report on the proliferation of medical marijuana clinics and its exclusive investigation of inaccurate flood designations by FEMA led to the government agency's correction of the discrepancy.
In its first two seasons SoCal Connected, KCET's signature news program, has won 11 Emmys, the Peabody Award, eight Golden Mikes, including Best News Public Affairs Show, 18 LA Press Club awards for journalism and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary. SoCal Connected airs Thursdays (8:00 - 8:30 p.m.) and Fridays (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socal.
SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; 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.
Below is a complete list of SoCal Connected's wins at the 62nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, along with links to segments and names of the individual winners in each category:
CRIME/ SOCIAL ISSUES
"Cannabis Cowboys" • KCET
Rick Wilkinson, Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; John Larson, Reporter; Judy Muller, Reporter; Marcos Villatoro, Commentator; Val Zavala, Anchor; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Senior Producer; Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer
"The Year of Living Dangerously" • KCET
Karen Foshay, Producer; Angie Crouch, Reporter
"A Soldier's Story" • KCET
Karen Foshay, Producer; Tom Tanquary, Camera; Val Zavala, Reporter
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS WRITER
John Larson, Reporter
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER (SINGLE CAMERA)
Brett Wood, Videographer