KCET Partners with Chapman University to Showcase Dynamic Campus Programs | KCET
KCET Partners with Chapman University to Showcase Dynamic Campus Programs
First project will be a broadcast of Chapman's beloved
Burbank, CA -
November 12, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television
station serving Southern and Central California, and Chapman University, one
of California's oldest and most respected private universities, based in
Orange County, have announced a partnership to bring Chapman University's
dynamic people, programs and special events to a public broadcast audience on
The partnership will provide a wide
range of arts and culture programming produced by Chapman University's Panther
Productions that KCET will acquire and broadcast to its more than 2.2 million
The first joint project will be a
special broadcast of Chapman University's 49th annual Holiday Concert airing on KCET Dec. 19 at 8
by Stephen Coker, Angel Vazquez-Ramos and Daniel Alfred Wachs, the concert
features the university's combined choirs and chamber orchestra for a
performance of traditional and world music for the season, featuring more than 125 singers and musicians.
"We are eager
to become a media voice for the vibrant student and faculty work coming from
Chapman University's campus," said Al Jerome, President and Chief Executive
Officer of KCET. "We look forward to celebrating the diversity of their talent
and being a conduit to Orange County arts and culture for our audience."
University is delighted to join with KCET in this exciting partnership," said
Chapman President Jim Doti. "There is so much potential for programming from
our campus, so many stories to tell, so much culture and creativity to share
from our talented students and faculty.
We feel that KCET is the perfect medium to share these inspiring and
entertaining programs and performances with a dedicated and discerning
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. KCET currently produces the Emmy®,
duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal
Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that
examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-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
ABOUT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West,
Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary
educational experience to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage
innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global
citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and
their world. For more information visit www.chapman.edu.
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