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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The educational history talk show "Meeting Of Minds," featuring actors portraying a roundtable discussion of historical figures moderated by Steve Allen, debuted in January 1977.
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In August 1976, the award-winning weeknightly news magazine program "28 Tonight" premiered, hosted by Los Angeles TV news veteran Clete Roberts.
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On May 29. 1973, City Councilman Tom Bradley defeated incumbent Sam Yorty to become the first L.A. Mayor of African American ancestry, as well as the first black mayor of a major U.S. city.
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In March 1972, KCET premiered "Doin' It," its first public affairs series on L.A.'s African American community.
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In October 1971, KCET completed the move from its leased facility on 1313 North Vine Street in Hollywood to a 3.5 acre historic studio lot on 4401 Sunset Boulevard.
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On February 9, 1971, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake shook the San Fernando Valley -- the first in the L.A. area in nearly 38 years -- caused major damage in the community of Sylmar.