KCET's SoCal Connected Will Air a Special LIVE Episode Surrounding Tonight's Presidential State of the Union Address

Guests to Include Aaron Blake, Raphael J. Sonenshein, Ange-Marie Hancock

and Nate Cohn

BURBANK, CA - February 12, 2013 - Tonight, SoCal

will air an hour and a half special in honor of the

Presidential State of the Union Address. 



the first half hour, anchor Val Zavala and special contributor Madeleine Brand

will preview the Address with live commentary from Washington Post correspondent

Aaron Blake from the Capitol. SoCal Connected will air the State of the

Union live in its entirety.  Following

the full Address, Zavala and Brand will recap the night's festivities with a

panel of experts:


Raphael J. Sonenshein, Executive Director of

the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at CSU Los Angeles


Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of

Political Science at USC


Nate Cohn of The New Republic (via

satellite 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 www.socalconnected.org. 



episode airs at 5:30 p.m. and repeats at 10 p.m.





, winner of the Peabody and two

duPont-Columbia 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 an encore at

10 p.m. (beginning Dec. 17) exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view

episodes online or to leave comments, please visit



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

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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