Elson Trinidad | KCET
Born and raised in Los Angeles (watching KCET since toddler-age), Elson Trinidad has been a KCET contributor since 2012, covering Asian/Pacific Islander communities and local environmental issues, and in 2014 wrote and curated KCET's 50th Anniversary
section. He is also an accomplished singer/musician, community activist, historian, and nonprofit professional.
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On May 18, 1969, downtown L.A.'s Angels Flight Railway was dismantled as part of the city's Bunker Hill Redevelopment project.
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On May 30, 1969, the local-interest program "Citywatchers," hosted by L.A. Times writers Charles Champlin and Art Seidenbaum, made its debut.
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On October 14, 1968 KCET premiered the drama series "Cancion De La Raza" (Song of the People), the station's first program geared towards the Latino community.
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In September 1968, the 40-story Union Bank Building opened as Los Angeles' first modern skyscraper, the first part of downtown L.A.'s growing skyline.
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On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, was shot following a speech at the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
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On November 7, 1967, President Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act into law, creating and assisting the development of publicly-funded, non-commercial educational TV stations.