KCET Teams Up with Globe Trekker for Original Docu-Travel Series GLOBAL L.A., Sponsored by Suburu, Beginning July 24 at 8PM
ost Zay Harding takes
viewers on an exploration of Southern California examining the region's ties to destinations and cultures around the
uarterly series begins with all things British in celebration of the
2012 Summer Olympics in London
Burbank, CA - July 10, 2012--Globe Trekker, the most-watched travel
series in the world, comes to KCET with a new groundbreaking series; Global L.A., examining the
region's ties to a number of destinations and cultures around the world. KCET and Globe Trekker will co-produce four original quarterly specials that
begin airing July 24, 2012 at 8 p.m. only on KCET.
Angeles is one of the world's largest melting pots, with inhabitants from every
country, culture and influence.The new series, hosted by
Harding, will juxtapose the local lives and lifestyle of a number of
immigrant communities to their native homelands. The two-hour series will air quarterly over the course of a
The premiere episode explores all
things British in Southern California, with the program debuting days before
the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Southern California boasts the second
largest British population outside of the United Kingdom. Through various locations and stories,
viewers will uncover which English celebrities call Los Angeles home and learn
the history around the enormous migration of British citizens to the Southland
that started after World War I.
"We're thrilled to take viewers
on an international journey through the lens of L.A.'s diverse cultural
landscape," said Bohdan Zachary, KCET's Vice President of Broadcasting and
Program Development. "Our
innovative partnership with the ever-popular series, Globe Trekker, strengthens our commitment to produce distinctive
local programming that appeals to our wide-ranging audience."
Additional airdates for Global LA include:
July 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
July 26, 2012 at midnight
July 28, 2012 at 3 p.m.
July 29, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to Global L.A. and Globe Trekker,KCET boasts a
number of popular
Huell Howser, Rick Steves' Europe,
Michael Palinand Journey's in Japan to
name a few.
Subaru is the proud sponsor
of Global L.A.
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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