Tonight SoCal Connected Reports on Excerpts from Church Tapes Discussing "L.A. Model" for Reassigning Los Angeles Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct

KCETLink's Award-Winning News Program Also Expands its Examination 
of Recently-Released Documents by the Archdiocese
Airing Tonight at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Burbank, Calif., March 14, 2013 - In tonight's program, SoCal Connected, the award-winning news program, continues its investigation into the handling of sexual misconduct by priests in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The show's news team gained access to tapes of a 1996 lecture in which a church official discusses the "L.A. Model," an experimental program that placed some accused priests in desk jobs in the Archdiocese or helped them find employment throughout the city, without informing the public of their misdeeds. Correspondent Vince Gonzales investigates. 

Next, SoCal Connected special contributor, Madeleine Brand, and Vince Gonzales discuss a new interactive web project being developed by the SoCal Connected digital team which tracks where the accused priests were stationed throughout the city. The new tool will soon be available at www.socalconnected.org. 

Programming Note 
For the month of March only, SoCal Connected will air at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The regular schedule of 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. will remain for Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.  

About SoCal Connected
SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont 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 encores at 10 p.m. 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.


CONTACT:
Susan C. Mills
Public Relations
KCETLink/SoCal Connected
Email: smills@kcet.org
Phone: 747-201-5416 

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