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KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" production files
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Custodial History
  • Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" production files
    Dates: 2002-2007
    Collection number: CSLA-40
    Creator: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Collection Size: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" production files, CSLA-40, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of KCET. 2012

    Custodial History

    The materials in the collection were in custody of KCET-TV, stored at its Hollywood offices, until they were transferred to Loyola Marymount University's William H. Hannon Library in April 2012.

    Administrative History

    KCET-TV Channel 28 is an educational independent television station located in Los Angeles, California. KCET first signed on the air on September 28, 1964 as an affiliate of National Educational Television (NET). When the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was established in 1970, KCET became a charter member. The station was Southern California's flagship PBS member station until December 31, 2010, when it ended its partnership with PBS after 40 years to become the nation's largest independent public television station. Until moving to new offices in Burbank in 2012, KCET broadcast from its studios in Hollywood. In addition to its signature news program "Life and Times," KCET produced Huell Howser's "Cailfornia Gold," "Tavis Smiley," "California Connected," and a number of children's programs including "Storytime."


    2002 "California Connected" debuts with host David Brancaccio.
    2004 Lisa McRee replaces Brancaccio as host.
    2007 Final "California Connected" program airs in April.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains files created during the production of the television program “Calfornia Connected," a weekly news and public affairs magazine that reported on civic issues throughout the state of California. Contents in the production files include memos, contracts, calendars, and story summaries. The aim of the show was to highlight solutions to problems and to tell individual stories of people and institutions. The program premiered on April 25, 2002 and ended its run in April 2007 after five seasons. "California Connected" was a joint production between four stations public television stations in California: KCET, KVIE, KPBS and KQED. Related materials may be found in the following collection in this repository: "California Connected" Program Masters, CSLA-39.


    The collection is arranged into two boxes. The folders in each box are arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Television programs
    Public television--California
    Public affairs television program--California