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The new installment CITY RISING: Youth & Democracy examines how young people are activating their civic power to reshape systems and institutions for a better future. The new multi-platform initiative is in partnership with The California Endowment. CITY RISING: Youth & Democracy premieres in Southern California on Tues., Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. on KCET and Thurs., Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal. The documentary will also be broadcast nationwide Sun., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410). The documentary will also be released digitally following the broadcasts on kcet.org/cityrising and linktv.org/cityrising.

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In Fresno, Zofia Trexler uses the power of journalism to keep youth informed and engaged, while uplifting young voices.
In Fresno, Zofia Trexler uses the power of journalism to keep youth informed and engaged, while uplifting young voices.
In Oakland, Jae Hill from the organization Youth Together joins teachers’ strikes to support funding for pay and to maintain the health and counseling services that she and her fellow students need to succeed in school.
In Oakland, Jae Hill from the organization Youth Together joins teachers’ strikes to support funding for pay and to maintain the health and counseling services that she and her fellow students need to succeed in school.
In South L.A., Joshua Ham from Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition discusses their work to enact the School Climate Bill of Rights across the LA Unified School District.
In South L.A., Joshua Ham from Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition discusses their work to enact the School Climate Bill of Rights across the LA Unified School District.
In Santa Ana, Claudia Pérez from Resilience OC explores how undocumented youth can still participate in democracy and have their voices heard, despite their inability to vote.
In Santa Ana, Claudia Pérez from Resilience OC explores how undocumented youth can still participate in democracy and have their voices heard, despite their inability to vote.
In Sacramento, Jay Franco from Youth Forward joins a coalition of youth organizations to fight for the Sacramento Kids First Fund.
In Sacramento, Jay Franco from Youth Forward joins a coalition of youth organizations to fight for the Sacramento Kids First Fund.

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2021 Los Angeles Area Emmys

KCET and PBS SoCal Nominated for 25 Los Angeles Area Emmys; Combined Total Leads All Other LA Broadcasters For Second Consecutive Year

14 Unique Locally Produced Productions Honored in 12 Separate Categories with Arts and Culture Series ARTBOUND Garnering Four Nominations and Sweeping the Arts Category for Programming
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PBS SoCal and KCET Recognize National Pride Month in June With Programming Dedicated to Celebrating History of LGBTQ Movement and Spotlighting Cultural Icons

All-New Premiere of ‘Ballerina Boys’ Documentary from AMERICAN MASTERSFeatures All-Male Comic Ballet Company The Trocks;Plus Programming Featuring Trailblazers Keith Haring, Michael Tilson Thomas, Melissa Etheridge from LA’s Historic Orpheum Theatre and more!
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Three KCET Original Programs CITY RISING, SOCAL CONNECTED and ARTBOUND Honored as 2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners

The Three Wins Tie for the Most Honors Against All Major Market Television Stations Throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii;All Winners Will Advance to the National Murrow Award Competition