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KCET and PBS SoCal Nominated for 22 Los Angeles Area Emmys; Combined Total Ties for the Most of All Other LA Broadcasters

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KCET and PBS SoCal Sweep Arts, Crime/Social Issues, Culture/History
And Music Composition Categories Ensuring Four Wins

KCET Original Series SOCAL CONNECTED Nominated for Seven Awards

Burbank, Calif. – June 11, 2019 ­­– The Public Media Group of Southern California, formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group, announced today that it has received 22 nominations for the 71st Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy, tying with KMEX for the most nominations. Four of the categories – Arts Programming, Crime/Social Issues Programming, Culture/History Programming and Music Composition – are filled solely with nominees from Southern California’s flagship PBS Channels KCET and PBS SoCal, ensuring the Public Media Group of Southern California of at least four Emmy® wins.

KCET, Southern California's home for award-winning original public media programming, was nominated 19 times including seven for its acclaimed local news program SOCAL CONNECTED (including Best Education/Information Program) and six times for the arts and culture series ARTBOUND (including Best Arts Program). KCET’s original environmental investigative series EARTH FOCUS (in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation) received three nominations, with additional recognition for CITY RISING (in partnership with the California Endowment), THE MIGRANT KITCHEN (produced in partnership with acclaimed culinary publication Life & Thyme) and historical series LOST LA (produced in conjunction with the USC Libraries) with one nomination each.

PBS SoCal, Southern California's home for the premieres of new PBS programs, garnered three nominations in total for local productions FINDING HOME: A FOSTER YOUTH STORY, ICONIC VISION: JOHN PARKINSON, ARCHITECT OF LOS ANGELES and THE 59th ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION which was broadcast live on December 24 from The Music Center’s iconic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

122 nominations were announced in 35 categories for the 2019 Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® awards that will be presented on Saturday, July 27 at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood. The 71st Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Award nominations for KCET and PBS SoCal are listed alphabetically by program within each category: 

L.A. LOCAL COLOR

  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “30 Years with Val Zavala” (KCET)
    Linda Burns, Senior Producer; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer; Kathy Kasaba, Supervising Producer; Robert McDonnell, Supervising Producer
  • THE MIGRANT KITCHEN – “Louis & Jazz” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Antonio Diaz, Producer; Stef Ferrari, Producer; Ben Hunter, Director, Editor; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Austin Straub, Camera

EDUCATION / INFORMATION

  • EARTH FOCUS – “Sea Level Rising: Living with Water” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Nicky Milne, Executive Producer and Director; Tim Moss, Editor; Valeria Cardi, Editor; Tracy Martinez, Producer; Kathryn Noonan, Associate Producer; Carla Pineda, Associate Producer; Kim Spencer, Executive Producer; Belinda Goldsmith, Thomson Reuters Foundation Editor in Chief
  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “Divide and Conquer” (KCET)
    Tori Edgar, Associate Producer; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer; Dan Leonard, Editor Michael Ray, Associate Producer

CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

  • CITY RISING – “The Informal Economy” (KCET)
    Chris Cloyd, Editor; Justin Cram, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Amanda Pinedo, Associate Producer; Joanna Sokolowski, Director, Producer; Kate Trumbull-LaValle, Director, Producer
  • FINDING HOME: A FOSTER YOUTH STORY (PBS SoCal)
    Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer; Joe Fenstermaker, Editor; Karen Hunte, Executive Producer; Ann Kaneko, Camera; Michelle Merker, Associate Producer; Margo Newman, Associate Producer; Laurie Parker, Producer; John Simmons, Camera; Pamela Tom, Director, Producer
  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “The People v. Kiera Newsome” (KCET)
    Karen Foshay, Executive Producer; Gina Pollack, Producer, Writer; Andy Viner, Editor

ARTS

  • ARTBOUND – “Artist and Mother” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Jori Finkel, Co-Producer; Kelly Parker, Producer; Joanna Sokolowski, Director, Producer; Kate Trumbull-LaValle, Director, Producer; Michael Raines, Camera
  • ARTBOUND – “That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Christopher Hawthorne, Director, Executive Producer; Travis LaBella, Producer, Camera; Zoë Montano, Associate Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer

CULTURE/HISTORY

  • ARTBOUND – “La Raza” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Zoë Montano, Associate Producer; Laura Purdy, Producer
  • ICONIC VISION: JOHN PARKINSON, ARCHITECT OF LOS ANGELES (PBS SoCal)
    Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer; Daniel Brown, Camera; Stephen Gee, Camera, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer; Daniel Hagouel, Camera; Michelle Merker, Associate Producer; Sandra Stojanovic, Camera; Shane Wilcox, Camera
  • LOST LA – “Yosemite” (KCET)
    Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Bill Dotson, Co-Producer; Nathan Masters, Executive Producer, Host; Hugh McHarg, Co-Executive Producer; Kathryn Noonan, Associate Producer; Catherine Quinlan, Co-Executive Producer; Steven Reich, Co-Producer; Thomas Rigler, Director, Producer; Edgar Sardarian, Editor

MUSIC COMPOSITION

  • ARTBOUND – “That Far Corner: Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles” (KCET)
    Adam Schoenberg, Composer
  • EARTH FOCUS – “Climate Migration” (KCET)
    Timo Chen, Composer

SPORTS SPECIAL

  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “Out of Bounds” (KCET)
    Vince Beiser, Producer, Writer; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer;
    Dennis Nishi, Camera

SPORTS FEATURE

  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “Friday Night Lights: The Dorsey and Crenshaw Rivalry” (KCET)
    Michael Ray, Editor, Producer, Writer

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS - PROGRAMMING

  • THE 59th ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (PBS SoCal)
    PBS SoCal Production Team

FEATURE SEGMENT

  • ARTBOUND – “Open Your Eyes: Lula Washington Dance Theatre” (KCET)
    Matt Bass, Camera; Adebukola Bodunrin, Editor, Producer; Angela Boisvert, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer

INFORMATION SEGMENT

  • SOCAL CONNECTED – “Freelance Nation” (KCET)
    Karen Foshay, Executive Producer, Producer; Dennis Nishi, Camera

SHORT PROMO – NEWS/TOPICAL

  • ARTBOUND – New Season Promo (KCET)
    Arevik Arabian Acopian, Editor, Producer
  • EARTH FOCUS – New Season Promo (KCET)
    Arevik Arabian Acopian, Editor, Producer
  • SOCAL CONNECTED – Season 9 Promo "Behind Every Headline Is a Story" (KCET)
    Dudley Saunders, Editor, Producer

ABOUT KCET
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 54-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Apple TV, YouTube, Amazon and Roku platforms. For more information please visit kcet.org/apps. KCET is a content channel of the Public Media Group of Southern California.

ABOUT PBS SOCAL
PBS SoCal delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. We offer the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Independent Lens, a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; and educational PBS KIDS programs including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George. Our programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming at pbssocal.org, on the PBS mobile apps, and via connected TV services Android TV, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. PBS SoCal is a donor-supported community institution that is a part of Public Media Group of Southern California, the flagship PBS station for 19 million diverse people across California.

ABOUT PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) tells stories that matter through original programs that reflect the diversity of our region, and through the full schedule of trusted PBS programs. Our Southern California content channels PBS SoCal and KCET are available for free on internet-connected screens via the PBS Video App, and seven local broadcast channels. Link TV is available nationally on DirecTV and Dish Network. A donor-supported community institution, PMGSC sparks the sharing of ideas at in-person cultural events and community conversations and delivers social impact through a variety of services including those that prepare our most vulnerable children for school.

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