KCET's Award-Winning 'SoCal Connected' Celebrates Black History Month, Delves Into Climate Change and Reports on This Year's Academy Awards | KCET
KCET's Award-Winning 'SoCal Connected' Celebrates Black History Month, Delves Into Climate Change and Reports on This Year's Academy Awards
Airing 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Nightly
Los Angeles, CA - February 19, 2013 - This week, SoCal
Connected devotes an entire episode to climate change and features two days
of special Oscar® coverage leading up to Oscar Weekend, plus a look
at what's become a sizzling housing market in the Southland. On President's
Day, a repeat MLK Day special will be aired in celebration of Black History
In honor of Black
History Month, SoCal Connected will re-air this year's MLK Day special
episode. Expert panelists focus on what the reelection of President Barack
Obama signifies in terms of the country's racial tolerance; the state of
African American political power in light of the growing Latino population; the
image of African Americans in the entertainment industry; and whether we are
moving toward a post-racial society.
"Climate Change" special kicks off with reporting on the politics of climate
change, focusing on current events such as Obama's State of the Union and the
scheduled February 17 Forward on Climate Rally in Washington, D.C.
Brand speaks with two environmental experts: Alex Hall, UCLA professor and
environmental historian, and fellow UCLA professor and environmental scientist
Jon Christensen. The interview will be followed by a repeat of Brand's
interview with Jeff Orlowski, the filmmaker behind the climate change
documentary Chasing Ice.
Due in part to
record low interest rates and fewer foreclosed properties, the housing market
in the Southland is sizzling again. Over
the last year, housing prices in L.A. County alone rose 9.7 percent, but as
correspondent Laurel Erickson questioned in the November 12 episode of SoCal
Connected, is now the best time to buy?
And how does the typical family compete with "flippers" and other
investors who are able to purchase homes above asking price with cash? An
update is also provided.
Brand and Val Zavala speak with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin about the L.A. that
"could have been" if a few urban planning proposals had been successful at the
beginning of the 20th century. "Never Built: Los Angeles" is a reflection of
these proposals, and will be showing at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum.
Every year, the
Oscar race seems to get more intense. Jennifer London examines the high stakes
involved in the 2013 Academy Awards campaign and examines how the Best Picture
contenders are marketing their nominated films more aggressively than ever this
SoCal Connected, winner
of a Peabody and two duPont Awards, 17 Emmy® Awards, 19 Golden Mikes, 41 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 nightly at 5:30 p.m. with
encores at 10:00 p.m. exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view
episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.
Connected is made possible through the generous support of The
Ahmanson Foundation serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne
Rothenberg; the Maddocks Brown Foundation; The John Randolph Haynes and Dora
Haynes Foundation; and The California Endowment.
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 nightly 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
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