KCET Hosts Free Family Screening of Preschool Series SPACE RACERS® at the Skirball Cultural Center




Ayn Allen or Rachel Coulson                                     

KCETLink Communications Department                                          

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KCET Hosts Free Family Screening of Preschool Series

SPACE RACERS® at the Skirball Cultural Center


Los Angeles' Leading Independent Public Media Organization Celebrates 50 Years of

Education and Community Service with Free Family Event


Burbank, Calif. - Jan. 21, 2015 - As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration,   KCET, the nation's largest independent, public television station serving Southern and Central California, will host a family screening event of its animated, preschool series, SPACE RACERS®, produced in collaboration with NASA experts. The event, celebrating KCET's 50 years of education and community service, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Skirball Cultural Center beginning at 1 p.m.


SPACE RACERS® follows young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Space Academy as they soar through the solar system. Young viewers learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to.  The series follows spaceships: Eagle, Hawk, Robyn, Starling and Raven, along with their fellow cadets and teachers at the Stardust Space Academy.


KCET's SPACE RACERS® event will offer four screening times beginning at 1 p.m., as well as fun activities and giveaways. It will take place on Southern California's "Museums Free-for-All" day, a citywide event when more than 20 museums, including the Skirball, offer free admission to the public.  In addition, series director Mark Risley, writer David H. Steinberg and voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Eagle),Alicyn Packard (Robyn), and Meyer deLeeuw (Hawk) will be on-site to discuss their roles and to answer questions from young viewers.  To RSVP for the event, please visit www.kcet.org/meetracers.   

SPACE RACERS® airs on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on KCET. For more information and to watch a preview, visit www.kcet.org/spaceracers



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 the KCETLink Media Group.




Founded in 2010 Space Race, LLC is based in New York specializing in children's programming and educational entertainment. Space Race, LLC aims to provide high-quality kids content for television, websites, gaming activities, and educational curricula.

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