KCET Highlights for Series and Specials in February | KCET
KCET Highlights for Series and Specials in February
BURBANK, CA - February 3, 2014 - KCET, the nation's largest
independent public television station serving Southern and Central California,
debuts new series and seasons of the station's most popular shows beginning in
Artbound Season 4
- Thursdays beginning Feb. 13 at 9 p.m.
award-winning transmedia arts and culture series, returns for a fourth season
premiering Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. Through
articles, essays, and thinkpieces published online by more than 50 contributors
in 11 counties, Artbound's
correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live,
providing an inside look at art across the region.
The first episode of
season 4 journeys across Southern California and reveals unique events and
happenings in various cities. In San Bernardino, explore the tubular
sandbagging construction techniques of the California Institute of Earth
Architecture, whose handmade structures are redefining sustainable housing. In
Boyle Heights, the group Public Matters' Market Makeover project is addressing
the "grocery gap" in "food deserts," areas that have
limited access to quality, healthy food. In Riverside, Hiromi Takizawa's
Ultraviolet installation observes the role of light in architectural and
environmental spaces. In Lincoln Heights, three Mexican American DJs form
Metralleta de Oro, a group specializing in Sonidero, an extremely rhythmic
sub-genre of the Mexican, Central and South American cumbia. In East Los
Angeles, visual artist Jaime "Germs" Zacarias takes inspiration from
religious iconography, lucha libre, and the city of Los Angeles to create his
signature tentacle-filled works. Finally, the episode features an in-studio
performance by goth-indie rocker Chelsea Wolfe.
Doc Martin Season 6
- Thursdays beginning Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.
Doc Martin, the highest-rated regular
series on public television in Los Angeles and the most popular weekly show on
KCET, returns with brand new episodes in the highly anticipated season 6. Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin
Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. His
tactless bedside manner leaves a trail of outraged patients, angry relatives
and frightened dogs behind him in the sleepy village of Portwenn, England.
His love interest, school headmistress Louisa Glasson, played by Caroline
Catz, continues to grapple with Martin's abrasive personality as she tries to
make sense of their new life together with baby James Henry.
introduces new characters, reveals shocking news, and presents a wedding that
may finally take place between Doc and Louisa.
House of Cards -
Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.
For the first time on public television in more than two decades,
KCET will present a marathon of BBC's iconic political thriller, House of
Cards. The series, starring
prolific stage and screen actor Ian Richardson, explores the complex and
maniacal political landscape of the country following Margaret Thatcher's
tenure. The series is also the basis for the critically acclaimed Netflix
Adapted by Andrew Davies from Michael Dobbs' novel, House
of Cards debuted on the BBC in 1990 to popular acclaim. The series, which
consists of four, 60-minute episodes, follows protagonist Francis Urquhart (Ian
Richardson), who is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret
Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election
where the conservatives are returned with a reduced majority, he fully expects
the new Prime Minister, Henry Collingridge (David Lyon), to give him his just reward:
a senior Cabinet post. When he's informed that he is to stay in his current
position, he devises a plot to unseat Collingridge and ensure his own election
as party leader and Prime Minister with encouragement from his
wife, Elizabeth (Diane Fletcher).
Democracy Now! - Weekdays beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.
Now!, the national, daily, independent, award-winning news program
hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, is committed to
covering issues conventional media tends to avoid and brings
the voices of the marginalized public to the airwaves. Goodman and
Gonzalez's engaging reports feature interviews with activists, muckrakers,
visionaries, artists, academics and everyday citizens who share a commitment to
truth, justice, diversity and peace.
The program's "War and
Peace Report" provides viewers with access to people and perspectives rarely
heard in mainstream media, including independent and international journalists,
ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign
policy, grassroots leaders, peace activists, artists, academics and independent
Both Time Magazine
and NBC's Meet the Press named Democracy Now! as a top podcast
for news and information. The series, airing on more than 1,100 public
television and radio stations worldwide, has won many prestigious industry
awards including, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and the 2012 Gandhi
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