KCET, public television for Southern and Central California, earned a total of 11 nominations for the 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards. The station’s award-winning weekly news program, SoCal Connected, received 10 nominations. An additional nomination went to KCET’s 49th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.
The winners will be announced at the 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.
KCET’s nominations included the categories of Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50% remote) for SoCal Connected and Education Special for SoCal Connected’s special report about one of the country’s most notorious schools, “Inside Locke High.” SoCal Connected also received nominations in the categories of Feature Segment, Information Segment, where it swept the entire category, and three non-news categories.
“KCET is extremely proud of all our nominees,” said Bret Marcus, executive producer of SoCal Connected and KCET senior vice president of programming and production. “It is especially gratifying to receive 10 nominations in our first season of SoCal Connected.”
SoCal Connected, recent winner of two Golden Mikes, including Best News Public Affairs Show, and the regional winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary, 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 L.K. Whittier Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life by supporting innovative endeavors in the fields of medicine, health, science and education; The Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; the Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; by US Bank and by UCLA. Additional funding for select episodes is provided by Boeing.
A complete list of KCET’s nominations with links to segments is below.
“Inside Locke High” • KCET
Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer
INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)
SoCal Connected • KCET
Joseph Angier, Producer; Linda Burns, Producer; Vicki Curry, Producer; Saul Gonzalez, Producer; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer; Alexandre Shey, Producer; Val Zavala, Anchor
“Guerrilla Gardeners” - SoCal Connected • KCET
Brett Wood, Camera; Val Zavala, On-Camera Talent, Producer
“Safe Haven” - SoCal Connected • KCET
Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Judy Muller, On-Camera Talent; Alexandre Shey, Producer
INFORMATION SEGMENT (Category Sweep)
“Billboard Confidential - Part 2” - SoCal Connected • KCET
Vince Gonzales, On-Camera Talent; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Tom Tanquary, Camera
“Foreclosure Alley” SoCal Connected • KCET
Lisa Ling, On-Camera Talent; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer
“Shake-Up Call” - SoCal Connected • KCET
Vince Gonzales, On-Camera Talent; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS EDITOR
Michael Bloecher, Editor • KCET
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER (SINGLE CAMERA)
Brett Wood, Videographer • KCET
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS WRITER Marcos Villatoro, Writer • KCET
LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS (Programming)
49th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration
Kenneth Shapiro, Producer • KCET