BILL MOYERS ON "CLASS INEQUALITY", "THE GILDED AGE" AND BARACK OBAMA'S SHORTCOMINGS AS A LEADER IN HARD HITTING INTERVIEW WITH SOCAL CONNECTED VAL ZAVALA, WHO SPEAKS WITH VETERAN JOURNALIST ON EVE OF HIS RETURN TO KCET
PLUS, SOCAL CONNECTED INVESTIGATES ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Episode airs January 6 at 8:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA - January 3, 2012 - This week, SoCal Connected's Val Zavala sits down for a frank interview with outspoken TV journalist and commentator Bill Moyers about the state of America today, including his assessment that "the growth of inequality in this country is the biggest story of our time. The have-nots now have less than they ever did. The have-it-alls now have more than they ever did." Moyers also has a candid assessment of the President, telling Zavala "You gotta fight for the people. He's not a fighter. He's a good, smart guy, but he's not a fighter." This interview comes a week before Moyers returns to KCET and public television with a new program "Moyers and Company" which debuts January 13th at 8pm on KCET.
"Testing the Limits"
In an encore broadcast, correspondent Michael Okwu examines the blurring line between free speech and domestic terrorism on the campus of UCLA, where biomedical researchers have been targeted by extremist, sometimes violent, animal rights activists. Protesters have taken their fight to the homes of researchers - protests that include three car bombings, a home invasion, and death threats. Okwu investigates the trend that the Justice Department estimates has cost over $110 million in property damage and ranks as a significant domestic terror threat.
SoCal Connected airs Friday, January 6 at 8:30 p.m. with encore airings on Saturdays at 6:00 PM, Sundays at 6:30 PM, and Mondays at 10:30 PM. The Executive Producer of SoCal Connected is Bret Marcus. Co-Executive Producer is Justine Schmidt. Anchor is Val Zavala.
About SoCal Connected
SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 18 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), with encores Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and Mondays (10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit http://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 Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes &Dora Haynes Foundation and UCLA.