KCET Blossoms in April with New Programming Slate | KCET
KCET Blossoms in April with New Programming Slate
Spring Lineup Includes Two BBC Mini Series:
'Men Who Made Us Fat' &
Pus and Poison'
Also Debuting Are First-Run Episodes of 'Globe
Trekker' and 'New Tricks'
Burbank, Calif. - March
25, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television
station serving Southern and Central California, will offer viewers a diverse,
new slate of programming this spring, including thought-provoking documentaries
and exciting, new episodes of KCET's highly-rated programs!
Men Who Made Us Fat - Beginning Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 8 p.m.
On Wednesdays, beginning April 2 at 8
p.m., KCET premieres the three-part documentary series, Men Who Made Us Fat. In this highly intriguing BBC series ,
journalist Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionizing our
eating habits. Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now
overweight than undernourished; two thirds of British adults are overweight and
one in four of us is classified as obese. Peretti travels to America to
investigate the story of high-fructose corn syrup; explores the history of the
supersized fast food meal and other promotional tactics; and goes behind
marketing and how companies can seduce consumers into buying supposed 'healthy
foods'. Men Who Made Us Fat offers a
candid look on how healthy our society really is. The series will air each Wednesday night for
New Tricks - Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8 p.m.
One of the BBC's
highest rating drama series, New Tricks,
premieres first-run episodes on KCET beginning Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m. The
team of grumpy retired coppers, Superintendent Sandra Pullman and her Unsolved
Crime and Open Case Squad of Lane, Standing and Halford, are back on the job
again, working at the London Metropolitan Police as civilians investigating
unsolved crimes and cold cases. Facing the team this time around are cases that
include the suspected suicide of a witness to an air crash outside an American
military base; a pleasure cruise disaster on the Thames and the disappearance
of a young political activist and her boyfriend.
Pain, Pus and Poison - Beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Beginning Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m.,
another BBC mini-series, Pain Pus and
Poison, debuts on KCET. The program that proves that what doesn't kill you
can make you stronger. Science has unlocked the human body, enabling us to
survive diseases and infections. Experts have discovered antidotes by using the
poisons themselves as a cure; the most poisonous toxin known to man - Botulinum
- is now used as an Anti-wrinkle drug called Botox. Scorpion venom is even
being tested for the treatment of life threatening diseases. From the history
of aspirin to antibiotics, public television presenter Michael Mosley is our
guide to this fascinating three-part series, airing Monday nights at 9 p.m.
through April 21.
Globe Trekker - Beginning Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9 p.m.
Beginning Tuesday, April 8 at 9 p.m.
is a brand new season of Globe Trekker.
This exhilarating travel series transports
viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography,
rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. Now in its 13th
season, Globe Trekker features
journeys to Myanmar, Central Japan and the great hiking trails of Australia, and
explorations of the "Story of Tea" and the cuisines of Sicily and
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 50-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. KCET is a service of