'SOCAL CONNECTED' Updates the Story of One Remarkable Woman Warrior's Struggle to Recover from Sexual Assault and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | KCET
'SOCAL CONNECTED' Updates the Story of One Remarkable Woman Warrior's Struggle to Recover from Sexual Assault and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
BURBANK, CA - June 26, 2014 - SOCAL
CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series revisits the
story of a female Army vet who overcame the trauma of war and sexual assault to
reclaim her health and sense of purpose. Angie Peacock joined the Army as the
idealistic daughter of a military family, but life in the armed forces did not
go as planned. After she was raped, her superior officers encouraged her not to
press charges. She was deployed to Iraq, where she witnessed a devastating
explosion. The combination of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and
military sexual trauma (MST) led to a medical discharge, addiction to pain
killers, divorce and several suicide attempts. This updated and inspiring
account of how Peacock found help through a Long Beach therapy program for
female vets, enrolled in college and even met President Obama is told by
anchor, Val Zavala. The story airs Wednesday, July 2,
2014 at 8 p.m.
This week's SOCAL CONNECTED also features:
Cell Block Cuisine: Women in prison find comfort in cooking for themselves. But when all
cooking utensils are banned, they must get creative. Reporter Jennifer Sabih
visits a halfway house in Claremont where former female inmates share their
inventive workaround, and how it helped them survive prison life and find hope
in the future.
Apartment for Rent -Pet
Required: At one North
Hollywood apartment complex, tenants are evicted if they don't have an
animal (Goldfish don't count). Reporter Nick Hardcastle meets the unusual
landlord to learn why she only rents to pet owners.
Shades of L.A.:
The L.A. Public Library's photo collection is immense. But curators
realized the archive was monochromatic. So, they put out a call out to the
city's Latino, Asian and African American residents. The results? A fuller and
more colorful picture of L.A.'s past as told by KCET's Artbound.
Broadcast Premiere Date: Wednesday, July 2 at 8 p.m.
July 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.
SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 15-time
Emmy®-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors include science journalist
Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick Shore and Jennifer Sabih, 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, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 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 visit www.socalconnected.org. SOCAL
CONNECTED is made possible through the generous support of The Ahmanson
Foundation, Chapman University and the MaddocksBrown Foundation.
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