KCETLink Receives $1 Million Grant from The Ahmanson Foundation for New Season of 'SoCal Connected'

BURBANK, CA - Jan. 31, 2014 -KCETLink, the national

independent public transmedia organization formed by the merger of KCET and Link Media
, has announced that it has received a $1 million grant from

The Ahmanson Foundation for

a new season of KCET's award-winning news series, SoCal Connected.


 "We are

extremely grateful to The Ahmanson Foundation for its generosity and for

recognizing the unique value that SoCal

brings to our community," said Al Jerome, KCETLink's Chief

Executive Officer.  "We are pleased to

continue to deliver the kind of quality local news coverage to our viewers that

has distinguished SoCal Connected

from other newscasts in the region."


Further details about the show's Season 6 staffing and

format will be announced at a later date.


SoCal Connected, winner of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 20

Emmy® Awards,
24 Golden Mikes, 47

LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and three regional Edward R. Murrow

Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's

"Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs exclusively

on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments,

please visit

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The

Ahmanson Foundation.





is the new national independent public transmedia organization formed by the

merger between KCET and Link Media.  A

viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink 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.
KCET and Link TV are services of KCETLink.




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