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KCET Receives Ten Local L.A. Emmy® Award Nominations Recognizing Excellence in Programming

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KCET

RECEIVES TEN LOCAL L.A. EMMY

® AWARD NOMINATIONS RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAMMING 

KCET nominated for

more local Emmy

®

awards

than any other L.A. public television station, including seven for highly

acclaimed flagship news magazine SoCal Connected.

Burbank,

CA - June 28, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station

serving Southern and Central California, is proud to announce that it has

received ten nominations for Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards by the Academy of Television Arts &

Sciences. 

The

station's nominations include seven for its flagship hard-hitting weekly news

magazine, SoCal Connected; one for a

special series on the backyard gardening movement Edible Garden: Breaking Ground; and two for Live @ the Ford, a cultural enrichment series of diverse performances at the historic Ford Amphitheatre

sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission.

This

past week, KCET was honored with 17 LA Press Club awards, with 16 going to the hard-hitting investigative news

series, SoCal Connected.

The local Emmy® Awards

will be presented at the 64th Los Angeles Area Emmys ceremony on

Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson

Theatre.

KCET's

nominations include:

BEST INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES

"SoCal

Connected"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Rebecca Haggerty, Producer

Rocio Zamora, Associate Producer

Judy Muller, Reporter

Michael Okwu, Reporter

Brian Unger, On-Camera Talent

Val Zavala, Anchor

BEST INFORMATION SEGMENT (HARD NEWS/INVEST. REPORTING)

SoCal

Connected: "Show me the Money: HACLA Investigation"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Rocio Zamora, Producer

Miguel Contreras, Associate Producer

Laurel Erickson, Reporter

Alberto Arce, Editor

BEST FEATURE SEGMENT

SoCal

Connected: "Meter Madness"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer

Michael Bloecher, Editor

Laurel Erickson, On-Camera Talent

SoCal

Connected: "Signs of the Times"

Karen Foshay, Co-Executive Producer

Brian Rooney, On-Camera Talent

BEST ARTS/CULTURE/HISTORY

SoCal

Connected: "Herbie Hancock: All That's Jazz"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Lata Pandya, Associate Producer

Michael Okwu, Reporter

BEST CRIME/SOCIAL ISSUES

SoCal

Connected: "The Border Between Them"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer

Yvette Cabrera, Reporter

Val Zavala, Anchor

BEST LA LOCAL COLOR

SoCal

Connected: "Master Chef: Thomas Keller Uncorked"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Alexandra Gleysteen, Producer

Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer

Michael Okwu, Reporter

EDUCATION

"The

Edible Garden: Breaking Ground"

Bohdan Zachary, Executive Producer

Caroline Armitage, Executive Producer

Angela Boisvert, Associate Producer

Val Zavala, On-Camera Talent

ARTS AND CULTURE HISTORY

"Rhythm

& Passion of Korea"

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer

Juan Devis, Executive Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING

"The

Angel City Jazz Festival"

Laura Zucker, Executive Producer

Juan Devis, Executive Producer

Kenneth Shapiro, Producer

ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED

SoCal Connected, winner of the Peabody and duPont-Columbia

awards, 14 Emmy® Awards, 15 Golden Mikes, 35 LA Press Club Awards, the Edward

R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's "Best

New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs Fridays (9:00 p.m.), with encores

Saturdays (6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.), Sundays (1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and (6:30

p.m.-7:00 p.m.)  and Mondays (10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.) exclusively on KCET.

For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit http://www.socalconnected.org

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support

of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim

and Anne Rothenberg; The Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes

& Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural

Affairs and UCLA.

ABOUT KCET

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. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody

Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly 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 kcet.org.

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