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SoCal Connected Wins Six Golden Mike Awards

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If you’re not watching SoCal Connected, you’re missing out on some seriously good journalism. Just super tasty.

Below is the press release in full. Spoiler: Jill Stewart and Patt Morrison won for news commentary.

Los Angeles – January 23, 2010 – SoCal Connected, KCET’s hard-hitting weekly news program, won six Golden Mike Awards for Best News Public Affairs Program, Best News Special, Best Hard News Reporting, Best Light News Reporting, Best Individual Writing, and Best Original News Commentary.

The awards were announced on Saturday by The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California, which presents the Golden Mike Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism every year.

“SoCal Connected is honored to receive six Golden Mike Awards,” said Bret Marcus, executive producer of SoCal Connected and KCET senior vice president of programming and production. “SoCal Connected is committed to bringing viewers stories that can make a difference in their lives, and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”

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As Promised, Vince Gonzales Getting Ripped on Camera

Here’s the second season debut of SoCal Connected. It’s a chilling experiment – with cocktails – about driving while distracted. Plus Vince Gonzales, a local journo getting drunk on the job and admitting to it. Total switch.

Posted after the jump is the next segment by Angie Crouch about driving while talking on your phone. CHP officer Ricardo Quintero is featured in a ride along. How come we never get pulled over by anything that looks like that?! We think FBLA needs to do a ride along…for an investigation.

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Well at Least We Have SoCal Connected…


The local television news really dropped the ball on this story. How dare they give us something we can agree with Michael Antonovich about! It’s the biggest fire in LA, practically on record and the people living through it have had to watch CNN or listen to KPCC to get any practical information.

But then we saw anchor Val Zavala, producer Karen Foshay and correspondent Angie Crouch with the report posted above. And we take some of it back. Not-for-profit news seems to be doing just fine.

Where’s our checkbook…

Previously on FBLA:

  • FBLA Celebrates “No Cussing Week” by Using ‘Fucking’ in a Headline and Sharing a Fun Fact About Antonovich