KCET's 'Your Turn to Care' Wins Gracie Award® For Outstanding Series

 Burbank, CA - February 27, 2013 -

KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and

Central California, is pleased to announce that the station's original program,

Your Turn to Care, has been honored

with the esteemed Gracie Award® for Outstanding Series in the Local, Online,

Public, and Student category.


Turn to Care

explores the challenges facing America's growing generation of baby boomers who

are taking care of ailing or aging loved ones. Hosted by acclaimed actress and

award-winning author Holly Robinson Peete, who also shares her own experiences of

caring for her father who had Parkinson's disease, the series features several

expert voices across Southern California to help contextualize complex caregiving

issues for viewers. In addition, the program highlights personal caregiving

stories from well-respected actors, television personalities, and journalists including:

Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement),

Monica Potter (Parenthood), Hector

Elizondo (Last Man Standing), Robert

David Hall (CSI Crime Scene Investigation),

Sandra Tsing Loh (NPR's Morning Edition, KPCC) and Steve Lopez (Los

Angeles Times

Last May, KCET announced a syndication

agreement with American Public Television (APT) to distribute
Your Turn to Care which began airing on

public television stations across the country on July 1, 2012. The series

represents KCET's first large-scale national distribution initiative since

becoming independent.


Turn to Care

is produced by KCET with executive producer Margaret Hussey, and Bret Marcus, KCET Senior Vice President of News and Factual Programming. The initiative is made possible

by MetLife Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Lippey Family Trust

and Gladyce L. Foster. 

Presented by the Alliance for Women in

Media (AWM) Foundation, The Gracie Award® recognizes exemplary programming

created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media,

as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards

program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in

entertainment, news, features and other programs.

The award will be presented during the

Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York.




The multi-platform series Your Turn to Care explores the

challenges of, and offers solutions for, those caring for ailing or aging loved

ones. Four half-hour episodes focus on the inspiring stories of families at

important junctures in their caregiving journeys -- from initiating the

difficult discussion about health directives and wills, to navigating the

complex and expensive world of assisted living facilities to transitioning into

the "final chapter" of palliative care, hospice and letting go.

Actress and award-winning author Holly Robinson Peete guides viewers into this

often emotional and heart-wrenching passage of life, while sharing her own

deeply personal caregiving experiences. The companion website, mobile

application and social media components expands the series' content to offer

additional resources and support, including opportunities for caregivers to

connect to each other and to experts featured in the series. For more

information, please visit: http://www.kcet.org/shows/yourturntocare/about/




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.




The Alliance for Women in Media

Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio &

Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities,

public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic

media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created

partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association,

the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that

are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation

supports several public service campaigns, including most recently a radio

PSA campaign
 with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. The Foundation also

supports Empowering

®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America's most

pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides

Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around

the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition

programs, including the Gracie Awards®,

a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.