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KCET’s SoCal Connected Gets 11 LA Area Emmy Nominations

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Congrats to KCET!

Los Angeles – July 9, 2009 – KCET, public television for Southern and Central California, earned a total of 11 nominations for the 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. The station’s award-winning weekly news program, SoCal Connected, received 10
nominations. An additional nomination went to KCET’s 49th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.

The winners will be announced at the 61st Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presentation on Saturday evening, August 29, 2009 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.

KCET’s nominations included the categories of Information/Public Affairs Series (more than 50% remote) for SoCal Connected and Education Special for SoCal Connected’s special report about one of the country’s most notorious schools, “Inside Locke High.”
SoCal Connected also received nominations in the categories of Feature Segment, Information Segment, where it swept the entire category, and three non-news categories.

“KCET is extremely proud of all our nominees,” said Bret Marcus, executive producer of SoCal Connected and KCET senior vice president of programming and production. “It is especially gratifying to receive 10 nominations in our first season of SoCal
Connected.”

SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The L.K. Whittier Foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life by supporting innovative endeavors in the fields of medicine, health, science and education; The Ahmanson Foundation
serving the Los Angeles community since 1952; Jim and Anne Rothenberg; The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation; the Elizabeth Hofert-Dailey Trust; by US Bank and by UCLA. Additional funding for select episodes is provided by Boeing.

A complete list of KCET’s nominations with links to segments is below.

EDUCATION SPECIAL
Inside Locke High“, KCET
Alexandria Gales, Associate Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer

INFORMATION/PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERIES (MORE THAN 50% REMOTE)
SoCal Connected, KCET
Joseph Angier, Producer; Linda Burns, Producer; Vicki Curry, Producer; Saul Gonzalez, Producer; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer; Alexandre Shey, Producer; Val Zavala,
Anchor

FEATURE SEGMENT
Guerrilla Gardeners” – SoCal Connected, KCET
Brett Wood, Camera; Val Zavala, On-Camera Talent, Producer

Safe Haven” – SoCal Connected, KCET
Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Judy Muller, On-Camera Talent; Alexandre Shey, Producer

INFORMATION SEGMENT (Category Sweep)

Billboard Confidential – Part 2″ – SoCal Connected, KCET
Vince Gonzales, On-Camera Talent; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer

Foreclosure Alley” SoCal Connected, KCET
Lisa Ling, On-Camera Talent; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Justine Schmidt, Producer; Angela Shelley, Producer

“Shake-Up Call” – SoCal Connected, KCET
Vince Gonzales, On-Camera Talent; Karen Foshay Kolesnikow, Producer; Bret Marcus, Executive Producer; Tom Tanquary, Camera

OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS EDITOR
Michael Bloecher, Editor KCET

OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER (SINGLE CAMERA)
Brett Wood, Videographer KCET

OUTSTANDING NON-NEWS WRITER
Marcos Villatoro, Writer, KCET

LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS (Programming)
49th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration
Kenneth Shapiro, Producer, KCET

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