Award Winning 'SoCal Connected' Returns For Fourth Season on KCET, Premiering September 30





LOS ANGELES, September 26 - SoCal Connected, KCET's award-winning investigative news series returns for a fourth season September 30 at 8:30 p.m., moving its weekly airtime to KCET's Friday night news block.



The season premiere includes another report in Southern California's award-winning investigative series, "Show Me the Money" with a look at Los Angeles' decaying infrastructure -- particularly the thousands of miles of cracked and often dangerous sidewalks. In these depressed economic times, who's going to fix them -- could homeowners get stuck with the bill? Correspondent Vince Gonzales also asks why Los Angeles never applied for federal money when it was available. Producer Karen Foshay.



Two thirds of us are either overweight or obese. Part of the problem is fast food. One quarter of all Americans go to a fast food restaurant every day, contributing to the $140 billion a year business. Who's to blame -- the fast food restaurants that heavily advertise their high calorie meals...or the individuals who go there? Correspondent Brian Rooney hears both sides -- including a frank appraisal from a product developer at one of Los Angeles' favorite fast food chains. The producer is Saul Gonzalez.



Noted satirist Brian Unger joins SoCal Connected with a look at civic activism, West Hollywood style. Just recently West Hollywood voted to ban fur sales, the first community in the country.


Season four of SoCal Connected will continue to feature in-depth investigative reporting plus multi-part series on sustainability, elder care and the economy. 


The Executive Producer of SoCal Connected is Bret Marcus. Co-Executive Producer is Justine Schmidt. Anchor is Val Zavala.


About SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 18 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), with encores Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.) and Mondays (10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socalconnected.


SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; The Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UCLA and U.S. Bank.

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