KCET Tops L.A. Emmy Race, KVEA, KMEX Follow

Hearst, Scripps Share Cronkite Award

The station groups were cited for their “strong, clear, vocal leadership.” Other winners of the political journalism award, which is bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,include include KUSA Denver (two awards); KXAN Austin, Texas; WXIA Atlanta; WOI Des Moines, Iowa; KMGH Denver; and KCET Los Angeles.

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Ali Doc Begins KCET’s Black History Month

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Ex-ABC Family President Named KCET CEO

More than three months after exiting the teen-focused Disney-owned network’s top job, Michael Riley has been tapped to serve as CEO of independent public broadcasting and digital media network KCETLink Media Group. Riley, who succeeds Al Jerome as KCET’s fourth CEO in its 50-year history, begins his new post immediately.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCET, KLCS In Channel-Sharing Partnership

The two noncommercial stations in Los Angeles will give up 6 MHz of spectrum for the FCC’s auction and then share a single over-the-air channel. 

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCET Downplays Downbeat Funding Report

James Loper, KCET Founder-President, Dies At 81

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCETLink Lays Off 22 In Reorganization

Calif. TV Legend Huell Howser Dies At 67

Famed for blurting out “That’s amazing!” or “Oh my gosh!” during interviews, the white-maned Howser had announced he was retiring from his show California’s Gold on Nov. 27.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Longtime KCET Host Huell Howser Retires

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

Pubcaster KCET Joins Link TV In New Venture

Two California-based public television businesses are merging. Link Media, the San Francisco-based parent of the Link TV satellite-distributed network and online international news portal, and KCET, the independent Los Angeles public television station that quit PBS last year, said they would join forces in a new venture known as KCETLink.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCET, APT Syndicate ‘Your Turn To Care’

KCET Los Angeles signed a syndication agreement with American Public Television (APT) to distribute KCET’s original series on caregiving, Your Turn to Care, hosted by Holly Robinson Peete. The multi-platform series can be seen on public television stations across the country beginning July 1. Your Turn to Care represents KCET’s first large-scale national distribution initiative […]

DMA 2

KCET Charts Its Non-PBS Future In L.A.

The station says it is making ‘progress’ in reinventing itself after bolting PBS in 2011, but revenue is way down and few new shows have been produced. Critics question its survival.

DMA 2 (LOS ANGELES)

KCET Upgrades With SeaChange Universal

Noncommercial KCET Los Angeles (DMA 2) will launch its new state-of-the-art Burbank facility with a 56 HD channel SeaChange Universal MediaLibrary system. The system architecture includes 360 TB of shared storage to support air-protected playout as well as near-line storage. KCET will deploy the new master control play-to-air operation around main and air-protect Universal MediaLibrary […]

DMA 2

Funding Down 41% At KCET Los Angeles

Contributions and grants dropped to $22.3 million, after the public station cut its ties with PBS. KCET hopes new programming will boost fundraising.

‘Moyers and Company’ Debuts On KCET Jan. 13

Independent public television station KCET Los Angeles (DMA 2), announced today that veteran journalist Bill Moyers returns to KCET with his new series, Moyers and Company, which debuts on KCET on Jan. 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. and will air every Friday at the same time. Moyers and Company, distributed through American Public Television, will […]

DMA 2

KCET, Eyetronics Set Original Programming

Jean-Michel Cousteau kicks off the Los Angeles independent noncommercial station’s new slate of five programs as host of the environmental-themed show Oceans Alive.

DMA 2

KCET To Air ‘Autism: Coming Of Age’

Independent KCET Los Angeles will partner with the Verizon Foundation for a special live, on-air event Autism: Coming of Age, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. The special event, hosted by SoCal Connected’s Val Zavala and Wheel of Fortune’s Jim Thornton, explores the complexities and challenges of Autism and includes on-set appearances by Timothy McCallion, Verizon’s […]

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KCET Los Angeles Expands Its Web Content

DMA 2

KCET In $50M Deal For New Local Shows

The former PBS in Los Angeles is teaming with Dominique Bigle, a former Walt Disney Co. executive and the founder of an Encino-based visual-effects and production company called Eyetronics Media & Studios, to produce and acquire original series about Southern California.

DMA 2

KCET Creates New Identity After PBS

Al Jerome, head of the noncommercial station in Los Angeles, says that since leaving PBS, its finances are stabilizing. Viewership is down from last year, but rising.

DMA 2

KCET To Move To Burbank Studio

The former PBS station turned independent will create a new studio at the Pointe, an office tower on a site in Burbank that used to be part of the NBC campus.

DMA 2

Al Jazeera At Home On KCET Los Angeles

The public broadcaster that quit carrying PBS programming on Jan. 1 to avoid paying dues, began broadcasting Al Jazeera English on its main channel on Feb. 1, as the political landscape in Northern Africa and the Middle East started to unwind. Viewers responded, and the newscast has now found a home on KCET four times each weekday, from early morning to late nights, and once a day on weekends.

DMA 2

KCET Plans Fundraiser For Japan Disaster Relief

DMA 2

KCET Sells Studio To Church Of Scientology

The price is not disclosed, but the 4.5-acre studio has an assessed value of $14.1 million, county records say. The former Los Angeles PBS station will stay there up to a year while seeking a place to move.

DMA 2

KCET Said In Talks To Sell Studio To Church

KCET Los Angeles, which has been struggling to rebuild viewership after its split from PBS, is in talks to sell its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology and move to a smaller location, real estate brokers say.

DMA 2

KCET Fined For Public File Violation

KCET, the former flagship PBS station in Los Angeles, is being fined $10,000 over an incident with its public inspection file. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability to the station for not making its public inspection file available. The notice says KCET “willfully and repeatedly” violated the requirement.

DMA 2

KCET Revamps Kids, Multicast Programming

The Los Angeles noncommercial indie adds some shows to replace lost PBS children’s programming and will launch KCET Kids & Family Channel and MHz Worldview.

DMA 2

Why KCET Never Became Major PBS Player

Critics say the station lacked ambition and failed to tap Hollywood resources. Station officials say they were kept down by a network that catered to three powerful East Coast entities.

DMA 2

KCET Shuffles Execs As PBS Signoff Looms

Just days away from signing off PBS and setting out as the nation’s largest independent public broadcaster, KCET Los Angeles is switching chief financial officers amid a larger management reshuffling.

DMA 2

KCET Releases 2011 Programming Details

The Los Angeles noncommercial outlet that is dropping PBS next month says it will feature a new on-air look with organized “themed viewing blocks” to make it easier for viewers to find shows.