KCET's Local Heroes Awards Cultural Diversity Celebration Airs on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m.

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Burbank, Calif. -
Nov. 18, 2013 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television
station, will broadcast its annual
Local Heroes Awards Cultural Diversity Celebration on Nov. 25
at 8 p.m.
  KCETLink, in collaboration with Union Bank, N.A.,
celebrates diversity all year long by recognizing remarkable individuals in our
community.  The Local Heroes initiative culminates with this spectacular


Hosted by actress Tempestt Bledsoe, this year's 90-minute
program celebrates the extraordinary contributions of 12 outstanding community
leaders, with exciting performances by Grammy®-award winning band, Quetzal, New
Directions Veterans Choir and Taiko Center of Los Angeles. The inspirational
program was taped during the live event at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in October.


The program repeats
on the followings days:

Thanksgiving Day, 8

Nov. 30, 3:30 p.m.

Nov. 30, 8 p.m.

Dec. 1, 4 p.m.


The 2013 Local Heroes Award honorees include:

Black History Month


Angeles Echols-Brown, Founder,
Education Young Minds


Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and President and
CEO, Minority Health Institute, Inc.


Women's History Month


Gail Farber, Director, County of Los
Angeles, Department of Public Works


Belinda Smith Walker, Founding Board
Member, New Village Charter School


Jewish American Heritage Month


Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Co-founder/President,
Jewish World Watch


Harry Corre, Patient
Advocate/Veterans Service Officer, West LA Veterans Administration Medical


Asian Pacific American Heritage Month


Madame Sosei Matsumoto, Japanese Chado Tea
Ceremony Master, Urasenke School of Chado


Nobuko Miyamoto, Artistic Director and Founder,
Great Leap


LGBT Pride Month


Thomas T. Carpenter, Esq.

Former Co-chair, OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network


Kalil Cohen

Founder, Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival


Hispanic Heritage Month


Father Richard Estrada, Founder and President
of the Board of Directors, Jovenes, Inc.


Robert García, Founding Director and Counsel, The
City Project


For more information on the honorees or to watch their inspiring video
profiles, please visit www.kcet.org/localheroes.





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
, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly 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
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