This Week on KCET's Award-Winning Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED': Is gentrification coming to Leimert Park on the rails of the new Metro line? | KCET
This Week on KCET's Award-Winning Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED': Is gentrification coming to Leimert Park on the rails of the new Metro line?
BURBANK, CA - June 5, 2014 - SOCAL
CONNECTED, KCET's Emmy and Peabody award-winning series, examines
the potential impact of the much-sought-after Metro stop at Leimert Park, the
hub of African-American culture in Los Angeles.
Based on stories developed on KCET.org, SOCAL CONNECTED reporter Nic Cha Kim
talks with community leaders, business owners, homeowners and a rapper who say
change is coming. Some fear the new Metro stop will lead to gentrification as
more people discover Leimert Park, its affordable homes, charming streets, and
convenient public transportation. Can the historic village
finally prosper and still retain its ethnic character? Visit
kcet.org/leimertpark for Departures' year-long effort reporting on the
Broadcast Premiere Date: Wednesday, June
11, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Repeated: Friday, June 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 15
at 6:30 p.m.
All stories on the web at www.socalconnected.org
Also in this episode:
Rare Apes Find a Home in Santa Clarita - Dozens of endangered Gibbon apes are thriving a
half-a-world away from their native land. Reporter Nick Hardcastle takes us to
the Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita to see these fascinating
animals up close, learn how they are being protected and hear their famously
Going Underground in Style - Fear of an apocalyptic future is
driving survivalists underground, with some spending big money on
state-of-the-art subterranean shelters. Reporter Vince Gonzales goes inside a
high-end haven and discovers how doomsday preparation is big business.
The Kodachrome King - He's known as a '50s retro geek whose collection of
200,000 Kodachrome slides offer a colorful and hilarious glimpse of American
family life in the 1950s and 60s. Anchor Val Zavala visits Charles Phoenix for
a private trip down America's memory lane.
SOCAL CONNECTED is anchored by 15-time Emmy award-winner, Val Zavala. Contributors to SOCAL
CONNECTED include science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick
Shore and Jennifer Sabih, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick
The television broadcast executive producer for SOCAL CONNECTED is
Val Zavala; digital executive producer, Zach Behrens; and Linda Burns, senior
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 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.
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Ahmanson Foundation, Chapman University and the MaddocksBrown Foundation.
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