KCET Partners with Chapman University to Showcase Dynamic Campus Programs

First project will be a broadcast of Chapman's beloved

holiday special.

Burbank, CA -

November 12, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television

station serving Southern and Central California, and Chapman University,

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

monthly viewers.

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

, 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




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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