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Los Angeles - August 11, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central California, has announced that it has been honored with three Emmy® awards tonight for its flagship hard-hitting weekly news magazine, SoCal Connected at the 64th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood.

KCET received Emmy® nominations this year in 10 categories, including seven for SoCal Connected; one for a special series on the backyard gardening movement Edible Garden: Breaking Ground; and two for Live @ the Ford, a cultural enrichment series of diverse performances at the historic Ford Amphitheatre sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission.

Below is a complete list of KCET's wins at the 64th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards, along with links to segments and names of the individual winners in each category: 


SoCal Connected: "Show me the Money: HACLA Investigation" 

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Karen Foshay, Producer

Rocio Zamora, Producer

Miguel Contreras, Associate Producer

Laurel Erickson, Reporter

Alberto Arce, Editor


 SoCal Connected: "Signs of the Times"

Karen Foshay, Producer

Brian Rooney, On-Camera Talent


SoCal Connected: "Master Chef: Thomas Keller Uncorked"

Bret Marcus, Executive Producer

Justine Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer

Alexandra Gleysteen, Producer

Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer

Michael Okwu, Reporter

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 & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and UCLA.

In its first four seasons SoCal Connected, KCET's signature news program, has won 17 Emmys, an Alfred I. duPont Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Peabody Award, 17 Golden Mikes, including Best News Public Affairs Show, 41 LA Press Club awards for journalism, two Gracie Awards and three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. For more information, to view episodes online or to post comments, please visit http://www.socalconnected.org


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 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 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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