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KCETLink and Chapman University Expand Their Relationship

KCET to Air Chapman's Award-Winning 'Dialogue with Doti'

Series.

 

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. 

 

ABOUT KCETLINK

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.