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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n January 1983, KCET made its first transition in leadership as Bill Kobin succeeded Jim Loper as KCET's President and CEO.
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On September 4, 1981, Los Angeles celebrated the bicentennial of its founding by 44 Spanish-era settlers, concluding a year-long celebration of the city and its heritage.
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On September 28, 1980, the first of 13 episodes of Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Journey" premiered, becoming one of the highest-rated programs in the history of public television.
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On June 5, 1980, the Mediterranean Fruit Fly was found in Northridge, beginning the decade-long battle against the agriculturally-damaging invasive pest.
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On October 17, 1999, the $375 million, 20,000-seat Staples Center sporting arena opened, transforming downtown L.A. into an entertainment destination.
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Anticipating the emergence of digital technology KCET's state-of-the-art Educational Telecommunications Center building opened in December 1998.