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KCETLink and Chapman University Expand Their Relationship
KCET to Air Chapman's Award-Winning 'Dialogue with Doti'
KCET Hosts Huell Howser Marathon Featuring Episodes from
Howser's 'California's Gold', 'California's
Golden Parks' and 'Road Trip' Series.
BURBANK AND ORANGE COUNTY, CA - May 27, 2014 -KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia organization,
is pleased to announce that it is expanding its partnership with Chapman
University with new programming initiatives including the university's
award-winning interview series DIALOGUE WITH DOTI and a special Huell
Howser marathon featuring episodes from CALIFORNIA'S GOLD,
CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN PARKS and ROAD TRIP series.
Beginning June 6 at 8:30 p.m., KCET will air monthly 30-minute episodes
of Chapman's DIALOGUE WITH DOTI, a talk show profiling today's leaders
in business, science, the arts and more. Hosted by Chapman University
president, Jim Doti, the award-winning series produced by the university's
Panther Productions has featured such diverse guests as author and historian
Elie Wiesel, film star Ernest Borgnine, mother-daughter clothing designers
Kelly and Marie Gray and novelist Elizabeth George.
The first episode features four-time Tony Award®-winning playwright
Terrence McNally ("Master Class," "Ragtime," "Kiss of the Spider Woman"). His
first play, "The Lady of the Camellias," premiered on Broadway, when
McNally was 25. He shares stories and memories of his life and discusses his
play "Mothers and Sons" which has been nominated for a Tony Award®.
Also, KCET will bring back fresh episodes from Huell
Howser's vast library housed at Chapman University, that includes CALIFORNIA'S
GOLD, CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN PARKS and ROAD TRIP, as well as others.
KCET will air a marathon on Saturday, June 7, from 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., and
also offer returning programs in Huell Howser's regular weekday and weekend
show slots on KCET. In January, KCET aired a marathon comprised of the top
episodes from Howser's library voted on by fans.
"I am happy we can build upon our wonderful relationship with Chapman
University, one of our state's finest educational institutions, with
initiatives that create richer opportunities for learning and engagement for
the community," said Bohdan Zachary, senior vice president, Broadcasting,
Programming & Syndication. "We are excited partner with Chapman to offer
viewers Mr. Doti's interviews with fascinating leaders of today, along with
more wonderful programs from Huell's library."
"Chapman University is proud to continue its partnership with KCET," said
Doti, "and we're delighted to bring to the station's millions of viewers Huell
Howser's wonderful shows, which are now part of Chapman's permanent Huell
Howser Archive. I'm also particularly
looking forward to bringing some of the world's top thinkers and creators to
KCET's audiences on DIALOGUE- we have some very exciting names and fascinating
interviews coming up."
KCET and Chapman have partnered on previous projects including the
university's annual Holiday Wassail Concert, which has aired on KCET for the
last two years.
KCETLink is the national independent public transmedia
organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its
content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH, in
Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through various
digital delivery systems. The combined
organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that includes Link TV's 33
million subscribers on DirecTV and DISH Network, and KCET's 5.6 million
households in Southern and Central California.
As new technologies continue to make dramatic changes to
the media landscape, KCETLink is committed to driving public media innovation
with smarter ways to access content that engages all audiences. For additional information about KCETLink productions,
web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit
kcet.org or linktv.org.
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.