FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
'SOCAL CONNECTED' WINS FIVE
62nd LOS ANGELES AREA EMMY®
Los Angeles - August 1, 2010 - SoCal Connected, KCET's hard-hitting
weekly news program, won in five of the six categories in which it was
nominated at the 62nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, taking
honors in information segment for "A Soldier's Story," feature for "The Year of
Living Dangerously," crime and social issues for "Cannabis Cowboys," plus best
photographer and best writer. SoCal
Connected returns for its third season in October.
SoCal Connected team is honored to be
recognized by our colleagues with five wins," said Bret Marcus, executive
producer of SoCal Connected and KCET
senior vice president of programming and production. "SoCal Connected is committed to informing viewers about issues that
make a difference in their lives and impact public policy."
SoCal Connected was the first
to report on the proliferation of medical marijuana clinics and its exclusive
investigation of inaccurate flood designations by FEMA led to the government
agency's correction of the discrepancy.
In its first two
seasons SoCal Connected, KCET's
signature news program, has won 11 Emmys, the Peabody Award, eight Golden Mikes, including Best News
Public Affairs Show, 18 LA Press Club awards for journalism and the Edward R.
Murrow Award for Best News Documentary. SoCal
Connected airs Thursdays (8:00 - 8:30 p.m.) and Fridays (8:30 - 9:00 p.m.)
exclusively on KCET. For more information, to view episodes online or to post
comments, please visit www.kcet.org/socal.
SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support
of The Ahmanson Foundation, serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim
and Anne Rothenberg; Maddocks-Brown Foundation; The Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey
Trust; The John Randolph Haynes & Dora Haynes Foundation; The City of Los
Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, UCLA and U.S. Bank.
is a complete list of SoCal Connected's
wins at the 62nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, along with links to
segments and names of the individual winners in each category:
"Cannabis Cowboys" "¢ KCET
Rick Wilkinson, Producer; Karen Foshay, Producer; John Larson, Reporter; Judy Muller,
Reporter; Marcos Villatoro, Commentator; Val Zavala, Anchor; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Senior Producer; Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer
"The Year of
Living Dangerously" "¢ KCET
Karen Foshay, Producer; Angie Crouch, Reporter
Story" "¢ KCET
Karen Foshay, Producer; Tom
Tanquary, Camera; Val Zavala, Reporter
John Larson, Reporter
OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER (SINGLE CAMERA)
Brett Wood, Videographer