Scope and Content of Collection
Title: KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" production files
Collection number: CSLA-40
Creator: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
Languages represented in the collection:
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[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.
Gift of KCET. 2012
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.
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."
||"California Connected" debuts with host David Brancaccio.
||Lisa McRee replaces Brancaccio as host.
||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.
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.)
Public affairs television program--California