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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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Burbank, Calif. – June 8, 2021 ­­– PBS SoCal and KCET, Southern California’s flagship PBS stations, announced today that they received 25 nominations for the 73rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards presented by the Los Angeles Television Academy, leading all other LA broadcasters with the most nominations for the second consecutive year. The nominations were spread across 12 different categories and honored 14 separate, locally produced productions from KCET and PBS SoCal. The locally produced original arts and culture series ARTBOUND received the most nominations with four and resulted in entirely sweeping one of the categories – Arts Programming, ensuring at least one Emmy® win when winners are announced in all 35 categories presented during a ceremony on Saturday, July 24 on Emmys.com.

Previous LA Emmy winner and acclaimed local news program SOCAL CONNECTED was nominated for three awards this year in categories that included Education/Information for the episode “The Fight to Know” and Crime/Social Issues recognizing the efforts of the region’s “Fire Station 9.” Also receiving three nominations was the original environmental series EARTH FOCUS in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) at UCLA for programs that included a feature-length documentary “The New West and the Politics of the Environment” highlighting the work of Nevada’s legendary Senator Harry Reid. The third season of TENDING NATURE (produced in partnership with the Autry Museum of the American West) was also recognized with three nominations for the series that shines a light on the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Peoples across California.

The new weekly music series IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, produced in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, was nominated in two categories and featured the “best of” live performances at the Bowl’s Summer Concert Series hosted by LA Phil’s Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel. The new documentary POWER & HEALTH produced with support from The California Endowment received two nominations for the film’s exploration of the underlying sociological and economic forces that fundamentally shape public health outcomes.

Single nominations went to THE 61st ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (a co-production with The Music Center in association with CDK Productions), CITY RISING: YOUTH & DEMOCRACY (in partnership with The California Endowment), HOLLYWOOD’S ARCHITECT: THE PAUL R. WILLIAMS STORY, THE FIRST ANGRY MAN, GLOBAL MOSAIC and CALIFORNIA COAST: WITHIN SIGHT, SCENT AND SOUND OF THE OCEAN as well as two informational series I WAS THERE and PROPS IN A MINUTE.

133 nominations were announced this morning in 35 categories for the 73rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards.

Nominations for KCET and PBS SoCal are listed alphabetically by program within each category:

L.A. Local Color

61st ANNUAL L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Kenneth Shapiro, Director, Executive Producer; Nick Schwartz-Hall, Executive Producer; Ming Ng, Executive Producer; Cody Kopp, Producer; Teresa Taylor, Producer; Michelle Merker, Producer; Jason Kessler, Writer; Suzanna Guzmán, Co-Host; Brian White, Co-Host; Charles Kober, Editor; Jon Regul, Editor

ARTBOUND “The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy”
Sandrine Orabona, Director, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Alejandro Cohen, Producer;Mark “Frosty” McNeill, Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Anke Thommen, Producer; Angela Boisvert, Co-Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Mark Petersen, Director of Photography; Jonathan Ade, Editor; Amanda Marie Pinedo, Associate Producer

IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL “Fireworks!”
Matt Bass, Director, Director of Photography; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Gustavo Dudamel, Host; Angela Boisvert, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Kathy Kasaba, Supervising Producer; Robert McDonnell, Supervising Producer; Emad Hashim, Editor

Independent Programming

CALIFORNIA COAST: WITHIN SIGHT, SCENT AND SOUND OF THE OCEAN
Thomas Rigler, Director, Executive Producer

THE FIRST ANGRY MAN
Camille Servan-Schreiber, Producer; Jason Andrew Cohn, Director, Writer

Education/Information

CITY RISING: YOUTH & DEMOCRACY
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Justin Cram, Producer; Jaime Morgan Munoz, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Cathy Hue, Coordinating Producer; Terra Gutmann Gonzalez, Director of Photography; Caitlin Dixon, Editor; Angela Boisvert, Supervising Producer; Ann Valdes, Associate Producer

GLOBAL MOSAIC “Young Women Rising”
Kim Spencer, Executive Producer; Patsy Northcutt, Producer

SOCAL CONNECTEDThe Fight To Know”
Karen Foshay, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer; Michael Bloecher, Editor; Tori Edgar, Associate Producer; Denise Chan, Associate Producer

TENDING NATURE “Guarding Ancestral Grounds With The Wiyot”
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Laura Purdy, Executive Producer; Anna Rau, Director, Producer; Corbett Jones, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer

Crime/Social Issues

POWER & HEALTH
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Justin Cram, Producer; Jaime Morgan Munoz, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Cathy Hue, Coordinating Producer; Eric Waldron, Director of Photography; Angela Boisvert, Supervising Producer; Tom Salvaggio, Editor

SOCAL CONNECTED “Fire Station 9”
Gina Pollack, Producer; Robert McDonnell, Supervising Producer; Karen Foshay, Executive Producer; Michael Ray, Director of Photography; Andy Viner, Editor

TENDING NATURE “Preserving the Desert with The Native American Land Conservancy”
Anna Rau, Director, Producer; Corbett Jones, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Laura Purdy, Executive Producer

Arts

ARTBOUND “Light and Space”
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Sue Ding, Director, Producer; Travis LaBella, Director of Photography, Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Angela Boisvert, Co-Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer;Amanda Marie Pinedo, Associate Producer; Collin Davis, Editor

ARTBOUND “The Watts Towers Arts Center”
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Angela Boisvert, Co-Producer; Matthew Crotty, Co-Producer; Amanda Marie Pinedo, Associate Producer; Doug Potts, Director of Photography;Matt Litwiller, Editor

Culture/History

EARTH FOCUS “The New West and The Politics of the Environment
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer, Producer; Eric Waldron, Director of Photography, Producer; Jaime Morgan Munoz, Producer; Tom Salvaggio, Editor; Graham Chisholm, Co-Producer; Jon Christensen, Executive Producer

HOLLYWOOD’S ARCHITECT: THE PAUL R. WILLIAMS STORY
Michelle Merker, Executive Producer; Courtney B. Vance, On-Camera Talent; Royal Kennedy Rodgers, Director, Producer, Writer; Kathy McCampbell Vance, Director, Producer; George Artope, Editor; John Simmons, Camera; Niki Alilovic, Associate Producer; Shirlyn A. Cesar, Associate Producer

Informational Series (more than 50% remote)

I WAS THERE
Karen Foshay, Executive Producer, Producer; Michael Ray, Editor, Producer; Tori Edgar, Producer

Informational Series (more than 50% studio)

PROPS IN A MINUTE: Election 2020
Karen Foshay, Producer, Writer; Robert McDonnell, Producer; Angela Boisvert, Producer; Henry Cram, Producer; Leyna Nguyen, Host

Entertainment

IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL “Hecho En Mexico”
Matt Bass, Director, Director of Photography; Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Gustavo Dudamel, Host; Angela Boisvert, Producer; Matthew Crotty, Producer; Jacqueline Reyno, Producer; Kathy Kasaba, Supervising Producer; Robert McDonnell, Supervising Producer; Collin Davis, Editor

Music Composition

ARTBOUND “Light and Space”
Zach Robinson, Composer

TENDING NATURE “Preserving the Desert With The Native American Land Conservancy”
Marcus Bagala, Composer; Mark Baechle, Composer

Information Segment

EARTH FOCUS “My Kids Can’t Breathe: How South Africa’s Coal Mines Pollute the Air”
Juan Devis, Executive Producer; Nicky Milne, Executive Producer, Producer; Jon Christensen, Producer;Matthew Crotty, Executive Producer; Kim Spencer, Executive Producer

Short Promo – News/Topical

EARTH FOCUS
Kathleen Abing, Editor, Producer

POWER & HEALTH
Olivia Cox, Editor, Producer

SOCAL CONNECTED
Karen Foshay, Executive Producer, Producer; Michael Ray, Editor, Producer

About PBS SoCal and KCET

PBS SoCal and KCET are both part of the donor-supported community institution, the Public Media Group of Southern California. PBS SoCal is the flagship PBS station for diverse people across California and delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and educate. PBS SoCal offers the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, FRONTLINE, and a broad library of documentary films with works from Ken Burns; as well as educational content including PBS KIDS programs like DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and CURIOUS GEORGE. KCET showcases the best of PBS and is a leading source for arts, culture, and news in Southern California. Through innovative storytelling, KCET explores and expresses our dynamic local communities helping residents understand and connect with the region's diverse communities and ideas. For additional information about both KCET and PBS SoCal productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org and pbssocal.org. KCET Originals and PBS programming are available to stream on the FREE PBS App on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Chromecast. KCET is also available to watch live on YouTube TV.

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