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KCET, Current TV Among 2013 Alfred I. duPont Award Winners

SoCal Connected correspondent Jennifer London, producer Karen Foshay and editor Michael Bloecher have brought home a second Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award for KCET’s nightly news magazine. Their March 16 report “Courting Disaster” highlighted the problems plaguing Los Angeles County’s Children’s Dependency Court, a branch of LA Superior Court that encompasses more than 25,000 children.

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Congrats to the rest of the “Courting Disaster” team: executive producers Bret Marcus and Justine Schmidt; videographers Dan Caston, Kenny Gioseffi and Brett Wood. “We are extremely honored to receive a second duPont-Columbia award,” said Marcus. “This type of special long-form reporting is what SoCal Connected is all about.”

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WATCH: Emmy-Winning Reports About Wi-Fi Hacking, Small Claims Scamming & HACLA Spending

For FishbowlLA’s money, one of the very best ways to get a sense of the breadth and depth of last night’s 2012 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award honorees is to take another look at some of the victorious investigative news pieces. The full list of winners is available here; in the meantime, for your Sunday non-Olympic viewing pleasure, we recommend:

1) Ana Garcia’s NBCLA look at how easy it can be for someone at a nearby table to hack into your Facebook account over a Wi-Fi network at a place like Starbucks [Winner "Light News Story - Single Report"; Daisy Lin, producer]

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Weed Stories Win SoCal Connected a Peabody

SoCal Connected wins every award its eligible for. It’ll either get canceled and be the “Arrested Development” of local PBS news programs or do a nightly show and actually build a real audience. We hope for the latter and expect the former.

kcetlogo1.pngKCET also was noted for Inventing LA. Watch the episode here.

Here’s the release in full:

KCET’S ‘SOCAL CONNECTED’ WINS PEABODY AWARD

KCET’s PBS Presentation of “Inventing LA: The Chandlers & Their Times,” also Wins Peabody

LOS ANGELES – March 31, 2010 – Two KCET programs have won the prestigious Peabody Award, for the best in electronic media, it was announced today by the University of Georgia. KCET’s six-time Emmy® Award-winning weekly news program SoCal Connected
received the Peabody for “Up in Smoke,” an investigation into the proliferation of medical marijuana facilities in the Los Angeles region, and “Cannabis Cowboys,” an insider’s view of a 36-hour sting operation to destroy marijuana crops run by drug cartels inside California national parks.

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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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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.”

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KCET Wins Two Golden Mike Awards

Golden Mike award.pngWe are very excited to announce that our little local TV program, SoCal Connected has won two Golden Mike Awards. We like any news that has nothing to do with people losing their homes, jobs, minds (Rob Blagojevich that’s aimed at you and your aluminum hat).

Anyway, SoCal Connected Executive Producer Bret Marcus used to work on “The News with Brian Williams” on MSNBC for all you stalkers out there.

KCET’s SoCal Connected, which launched
on-air and online in September 2008, this weekend won two Golden Mike Awards for Best News Public Affairs Program and for Best Original News Commentary.

The rest of the release after the jump.

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