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KCET's Award-Winning Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED' Guides Viewers Through Key Propositions in a "California Votes" Special Edition

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KCET's Award-Winning Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED' Guides Viewers Through Key Propositions in a "California Votes" Special Edition

BURBANK, CA  - Oct. 9,2014 - SOCAL CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series looks at key propositions on the upcoming ballot with reports explaining each and analysis from distinguished experts. Anchored by Val Zavala, this 2014 election special will focus on Propositions 1 (Bonds for Water Supply), 45 (Healthcare Insurance Rates), 46 (Medical Safety and Lawsuits) and 47 (Reducing Criminal Penalties).SOCAL CONNECTED's guest analysts are Frank Gilliam, dean of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; Fernando Guerra, director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; Seema Mehta, political writer for theLos Angeles Times; and Jill Stewart, managing editor of the L.A. Weekly. This SOCAL CONNECTED special will give television viewers and online users a greater understanding of key propositions, including the sources of funding behind each proposition, enabling voters to make thoughtful and informed decisions on Nov. 4. Additional ballot proposition information can be found online at www.socalconnected.org/cavotes.

Broadcast Premiere Date: Wednesday, October 15 at 8 p.m.

Repeated: Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Election Day Encore Broadcast: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6 p.m., prior to SOCAL CONNECTED's regularly scheduled program at 6:30 p.m.

SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 16-time Emmy®-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors include science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick Shore, Jennifer Sabih, Conor Knighton, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick Hardcastle.

The television broadcast executive producer for SOCAL CONNECTED is Val Zavala; digital executive producer is Zach Behrens; and Linda Burns is senior producer.

ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED

SOCAL CONNECTED, winner of a Peabody® and two duPont Awards, 23 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 48 LA Press Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and four regional and one national 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 visitwww.socalconnected.orgSOCAL CONNECTED is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson Foundation, Chapman University and the MaddocksBrown Foundation.

ABOUT KCET

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. Throughout its 50-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. KCET is a service of KCETLink.

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