KCETLink Vice President Talks Going Independent | KCET
KCETLink Vice President Talks Going Independent
KCET announced in October 2010 that it would be leaving PBS to become the largest independent public television station in the nation. KCET broadened its scope even further through international partnerships and a dedication to global news coverage. The station merged with Link TV two years later to become the national organization KCETLink.
Bohdan Zachary, KCETLink's senior vice president of broadcasting, programming & syndication, said that the station showed what it was capable of achieving as the nation's largest independent public media source in 2011 during "dramatic and unexpected world events," including the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
KCET partnered with NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, and broadcast its live newscasts of the environmental disaster in March.
"We did that for days, bringing Southern California viewers an unprecedented first-hand look at what was happening halfway around the globe," Zachary said.
A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, KCETLink's content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), and in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable. The programming provides a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in U.S. media. KCET continues to expand its reach today through various digital distribution platforms.
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A look at the history, construction and daily maintenance work of the towering California landmark.KCET Original
Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.KCET Original
In 2019, California, one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to police files, put SB1421 into effect. But a year into the new transparency law, journalists and the public are realizing that the law may not be as transparent as expected.KCET Original
The untold story of Oliver Tambo, the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.KCET Original
Celebrate Black History Month in February with KCET! We have several wonderful programs and documentaries that delve deep into the rich history of African Americans in the United States.KCET Original
The untold story of Oliver Tambo, the man behind the release of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Huell hikes high in the mountains to see Bristlecone Pines and Yosemite's Waterwheel Falls.
When the fresh corpse of Professor Katz turns up in place of a cadaver in Dr. Mac's anatomy lecture she demands that Phryne and Jack - now estranged - work together in her interest.
Listen to the magic of mariachi music and follow its origins from Jalisco, Mexico to its present-day sounds on the streets of L.A.