KCET's Award-Winning 'SoCal Connected' Features an Unexpected Overpopulation Issue, The State of the Union Address & The Dream Act | KCET
KCET's Award-Winning 'SoCal Connected' Features an Unexpected Overpopulation Issue, The State of the Union Address & The Dream Act
Los Angeles, CA -
February 11, 2013 - This week, SoCal Connected analyzes President
Obama's State of the Union address with in-depth coverage including a panel
discussion and live reporting from Washington D.C. The award-winning program
also investigates how feral cats are overrunning the city of Los Angeles and
takes a look at how the Dream Act is affecting Californians.
lovers, with the help of pet and animal lobbyists, are trying to protect the
population of feral cats in Los Angeles by feeding and funding the care of
them. Correspondent Judy Muller takes a look at how the booming feral cat
population is causing tensions between cat activists and homeowners, and
examines its effect on public health and area wildlife.
February 12 **Special Presentation**
Val Zavala and Madeleine Brand host a special edition of SoCal Connected,
airing from 5:30-8 p.m. (with a repeat at 10 p.m. -12 a.m.), for the live
Presidential State of the Union Address.
In the first half hour, Zavala and Brand will preview the Address with
additional reporting from Aaron Blake of
the Washington Post at the Capitol. After airing the full address live,
Zavala and Brand are joined by a panel of experts including Raphael J.
Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at
CSU Los Angeles, and Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science
at USC, with additional commentary from Nate Cohn of the The New Republic
live from Washington, D.C.
TV will simulcast the special nationally via satellite on DirecTV and DISH
networks (9 p.m. EST)
segments will also be streamed in their entirety on socalconnected.org.
Brian Rooney revisits Tuesday's State of the Union address as SoCal
Connected continues to analyze its content and what it means for our
Brand speaks with Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin about the LA 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.
leads the nation in students who pursue U.S. residency through The DREAM Act,
which was enacted by the Obama administration to grant residency to certain
undocumented immigrants as long as they continue their schooling. Nearly
500,000 applications have been received to date. Laurel Erickson profiles two
local students who have benefited from one arm of the legislation, Deferred
Amnesty for Childhood Arrival (DACA), as well as some local residents who
oppose the bill.
Madeleine Brand speaks with filmmakers Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi about their
Oscar nominated documentary "Five Broken Cameras."
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.
SoCal 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.
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 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
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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