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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



, 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

travel series


Visiting with

Huell Howser

, Rick Steves' Europe,

Himalaya with

Michael Palin

and 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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