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Series 1: "Life and Times" Documentaries 1992 March-1996 December

Physical Description: 9 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Series 1 contains 9 boxes of production notes, script revisions, shooting schedules, and expense reports related to the documentary programs produced for "Life and Times" from 1992 to 1996. The production files also include contracts with producers and personal appearance releases from its subjects.
The documentary unit of "Life and Times" focused on the accomplishments, attitudes and goals of the people who make up the culturally, ethnically, and geographically diverse spectrum of Los Angeles. Subjects told their own stories, with no host or narrator. Each program follows the stories of two or three people in a particular arena that includes, but is not exclusive to the arts, medicine, politics, food, business, and education. Each program was produced using personal interviews, photographs, and on-location taping.
Videotapes have not been viewed by staff to verify contents.

Arrangement

Each individual show is arranged in its own folder. Folders are arranged by original show number, primarily chronological in order, in each box.
Box Box 1

Shows: 102, 103, 105, 107, 108, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118, 119, 122, 123, 124, 127

Date Begin: 1992-03-26; Date End: 1992-12-18

Box Box 2

Shows: 129, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138, 145, 146, 147, 160, 161, 162, 165, 166, 167, 170, 171, 172, 175, 177, 181, 182

Date Begin: 1992-02-20; Date End: 1992-05-29

Box Box 3

Shows: 185, 187, 190, 192, 195, 198, 218, 220, 223, 225, 230, 233, 235, 260

Date Begin: 1992-06-03; Date End: 1992-11-16

Box Box 4

Shows: 236, 265, 268, 270, 273, 280, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408

Date Begin: 1992-12-18; Date End: 1993-10-27

Box Box 5

Shows: 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421

Date Begin: 1993-10-14; Date End: 1994-05-18

Box Box 6

Shows: 423, 424, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5405, 5407, 5408

Date Begin: 1994-06-29; Date End: 1994-10-26

Box Box 7

Shows: 5409, 5410, 5412, 5413, 5414, 5415, 5416, 5419, 5422, 6401, 6402, 6403

Date Begin: 1994-12-21; Date End: 1995-05-29

Box Box 8

Shows: 6404, 6405, 6406, 6407, 6409

Date Begin: 1995-10-25; Date End: 1996-04-19

Box Box 9

Shows: 6410, 6413, 6414, 6416, 6418, Edited master log for documentaries

Date Begin: 1996-06-14; Date End: 1996-12-20

 

Series 2: "Life and Times" Studio Programs 1992 January-2007 December

Physical Description: 105 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 contains the bulk of the production files related to KCET-TV's production of its flagship news program "Life and Times." Studio programs aired Mondays through Fridays from 1992 to 2007, and this series is comprised of all the paper-based documentation related to productions. Materials include script revisions, correspondence, memos, contracts, press releases, reports, engineering work orders, and music cue sheets.

Arrangement

In this finding aid, the programs are arranged by original show number, primarily in chronological order.
Box Box 10

Shows: 101, 102, 103, 104, 105-112

Date Begin: 1992-01-10; Date End: 1992-02-06

Box Box 11

Shows: 113-129

Date Begin: 1992-01-29; Date End: 1992-02-20

Box Box 12

Shows: 130-145

Date Begin: 1992-02-21; Date End: 1992-03-12

Box Box 13

Shows: 146-165

Date Begin: 1992-03-05; Date End: 1992-05-11

Box Box 14

Shows: 166-179; 181-183

Date Begin: 1992-05-13; Date End: 1992-06-05

Box Box 15

Shows: 184-204

Date Begin: 1992-06-05; Date End: 1992-07-17

Box Box 16

Shows: 205-225

Date Begin: 1992-07-24; Date End: 1992-10-15

Box Box 17

Shows: 226-257

Date Begin: 1992-10-16; Date End: 1992-12-25

Box Box 18

Shows: 258-288

Date Begin: 1992-12-28; Date End: 1993-02-17

Box Box 19

Shows: 289-318

Date Begin: 1993-02-19; Date End: 1993-05-07

Box Box 20

Shows: 319-4003

Date Begin: 1993-05-10; Date End: 1993-06-07

Box Box 21

Shows: 4004-4040

Date Begin: 1993-07-09; Date End: 1993-11-02

Box Box 22

Shows: 4042-4078

Date Begin: 1993-11-04; Date End: 1994-01-17

Box Box 23

Shows: 4079-4117

Date Begin: 1994-01-18; Date End: 1994-04-05

Box Box 24

Shows: 4118-4152

Date Begin: 1994-04-07; Date End: 1994-06-06

Box Box 25

Shows: 4153-5024

Date Begin: 1994-06-07; Date End: 1994-09-15

Box Box 26

Shows: 5025-5063

Date Begin: 1994-09-16; Date End: 1994-11-24

Box Box 27

Shows: 5064-5105

Date Begin: 1994-11-25; Date End: 1995-02-20

Box Box 28

Shows: 5106-5144

Date Begin: 1995-02-21; Date End: 1995-05-11

Box Box 29

Shows: 5145-6014

Date Begin: 1995-05-15; Date End: 1995-09-04

Box Box 30

Shows: 6015-6045

Date Begin: 1995-09-04; Date End: 1995-10-26

Box Box 31

Shows: 6046-6079

Date Begin: 1995-10-27; Date End: 1996-01-09

Box Box 32

Shows: 6080-6113

Date Begin: 1996-01-11; Date End: 1995-03-15

Box Box 33

Shows: 6114-6145

Date Begin: 1996-03-18; Date End: 1996-05-13

Box Box 34

Shows: 6146-7009

Date Begin: 1996-05-14; Date End: 1996-07-29

Box Box 35

Shows: 7011-7042

Date Begin: 1996-08-02; Date End: 1996-10-15

Box Box 36

Shows: 7043-7075

Date Begin: 1996-10-17; Date End: 1996-12-09

Box Box 37

Shows: 7076-7113

Date Begin: 1996-12-13; Date End: 1997-01-13

Box Box 38

Shows: 7114-7143

Date Begin: 1997-02-14; Date End: 1997-04-08

Box Box 39

Shows: 7144-7170

Date Begin: 1997-04-09; Date End: 1997-05-20

Box Box 40

Shows: 7171-7P02

Date Begin: 1997-05-21; Date End: 1997-06-30

Box Box 41

Shows: 7P03-8017

Date Begin: 1997-03-06; Date End: 1997-09-12

Box Box 42

Shows: 8018-8043

Date Begin: 1997-09-18; Date End: 1997-10-20

Box Box 43

Shows: 8044-8076

Date Begin: 1997-10-21; Date End: 1999-12-17

Box Box 44

Shows: 8077-8097

Date Begin: 1997-12-18; Date End: 1998-01-20

Box Box 45

Shows: 8098-8114

Date Begin: 1998-01-21; Date End: 1998-02-11

Box Box 46

Shows: 8115-8136

Date Begin: 1998-02-13; Date End: 1998-03-16

Box Box 47

Shows: 8137-8156

Date Begin: 1998-03-17; Date End: 1998-04-13

Box Box 48

Shows: 8157-8173

Date Begin: 1998-04-14; Date End: 1998-05-06

Box Box 49

Shows: 8174-8190

Date Begin: 1998-05-07; Date End: 1998-05-29

Box Box 50

Shows: 8191-8204

Date Begin: 1998-06-01; Date End: 1998-06-18

Box Box 51

Shows: 8206-9007

Date Begin: 1998-06-22; Date End: 1998-07-06

Box Box 52

Shows: 9008-9022

Date Begin: 1998-07-10; Date End: 1998-07-30

Box Box 53

Shows: 9023-9041

Date Begin: 1998-07-31; Date End: 1998-08-28

Box Box 54

Shows: 9042-9059

Date Begin: 1998-08-29; Date End: 1998-09-21

Box Box 55

Shows: 9060-9077

Date Begin: 1998-09-22; Date End: 1998-10-15

Box Box 56

Shows: 9078-9096

Date Begin: 1998-10-16; Date End: 1998-11-06

Box Box 57

Shows: 9097-9113

Date Begin: 1998-11-09; Date End: 1998-12-02

Box Box 58

Shows: 9114-9133

Date Begin: 1998-12-03; Date End: 1999-01-01

Box Box 59

Shows: 9134-9157

Date Begin: 1999-01-04; Date End: 1999-02-04

Box Box 60

Shows: 9158-9179

Date Begin: 1999-02-05Date End: 1999-03-08

Box Box 61

Shows: 9180-9201

Date Begin: 1999-03-09; Date End: 1999-04-07

Box Box 62

Shows: 9202-9223

Date Begin: 1999-04-08; Date End: 1999-05-07

Box Box 63

Shows: 9224-9240

Date Begin: 1999-05-10; Date End: 1999-06-01

Box Box 64

Shows: 9241-9262

Date Begin: 1999-06-01; Date End: 1999-06-30

Box Box 65

Shows: 0001-0025

Date Begin: 199-07-01; Date End: 1999-08-04

Box Box 66

Shows: 0026-0049

Date Begin: 1999-08-05; Date End: 1999-09-07

Box Box 67

Shows: 0050-0070

Date Begin: 1999-09-08; Date End: 1999-10-06

Box Box 68

Shows: 0071-0097

Date Begin: 1999-10-07; Date End: 1999-11-12

Box Box 69

Shows: 0098-0121

Date Begin: 1999-11-15; Date End: 1999-12-16

Box Box 70

Shows: 0122-0148

Date Begin: 1999-12-17; Date End: 2000-01-24

Box Box 71

Shows: 0149-0172

Date Begin: 2000-01-25; Date End: 2000-02-25

Box Box 72

Shows: 0173-0195

Date Begin: 2000-02-28; Date End: 2000-03-29

Box Box 73

Shows: 0196-0217

Date Begin: 2000-03-30; Date End: 2000-04-28

Box Box 74

Shows: 0218-0238

Date Begin: 2000-05-01; Date End: 2000-05-29

Box Box 75

Shows: 0239-0262

Date Begin: 2000-05-30; Date End: 2000-06-30

Box Box 76

Shows: Best of Life and Times Wraps- Show 320

Date Begin: Various; Date End: 2000-07-31

Box Box 77

Shows: 321-343

Date Begin: 2000-08-01; Date End: 2000-08-30

Box Box 78

Shows: 344-364

Date Begin: 2000-08-31; Date End: 2000-09-28

Box Box 79

Shows: 365-388

Date Begin: 2000-09-29; Date End: 2000-11-01

Box Box 80

Shows: 389-422

Date Begin: 2000-11-02; Date End: 2000-12-19

Box Box 81

Shows: 423-446

Date Begin: 2000-12-20; Date End: 2001-01-22

Box Box 82

Shows: 447-465

Date Begin: 2001-01-23; Date End: 2001-02-16

Box Box 83

Shows: 466-494

Date Begin: 2001-02-19; Date End: 2001-03-29

Box Box 84

Shows: 495-515

Date Begin: 2001-03-30; Date End: 2001-04-27

Box Box 85

Shows: 516-539

Date Begin: 2001-04-30; Date End: 2001-05-31

Box Box 86

Shows: 540-560

Date Begin: 2001-06-01; Date End: 2001-06-29

Box Box 87

Shows: 20101-20120

Date Begin: 2001-07-02; Date End: 2001-07-27

Box Box 88

Shows: 20121-20143

Date Begin: 2001-07-30; Date End: 2001-08-29

Box Box 89

Shows: 20144-20164

Date Begin: 2001-08-30; Date End: 2001-09-27

Box Box 90

Shows: 20165-20186

Date Begin: 2001-09-28; Date End: 2001-10-29

Box Box 91

Shows: 20187-20213

Date Begin: 2001-10-30; Date End: 2001-12-05

Box Box 92

Shows: 20214-20237

Date Begin: 2001-12-06; Date End: 2002-01-08

Box Box 93

Shows: 20238-20259

Date Begin: 2002-01-09; Date End: 2002-02-07

Box Box 94

Shows: 20260-20280

Date Begin: 2002-02-08; Date End: 2002-03-08

Box Box 95

Shows: 20281-20303

Date Begin: 2002-03-11; Date End: 2002-04-10

Box Box 96

Shows: 20304-20324

Date Begin: 2002-04-11; Date End: 2002-05-09

Box Box 97

Shows: 20325-20350

Date Begin: 2002-05-10; Date End: 2002-06-14

Box Box 98

Shows: 20351-30122

Date Begin: 2002-06-17; Date End: 2002-07-31

Box Box 99

Shows: 30123-30154

Date Begin: 2002-08-01; Date End: 2002-09-13

Box Box 100

Shows: 30155-30180

Date Begin: 2002-09-16; Date End: 2002-10-21

Box Box 101

Shows: 30181-30202

Date Begin: 2002-10-22; Date End: 2002-11-20

Box Box 102

Shows: 30203-30238

Date Begin: 2002-11-21; Date End: 2003-01-09

Box Box 103

Shows: 30239-30263

Date Begin: 2003-01-03; Date End: 2003-02-13

Box Box 104

Shows: 30264-30284

Date Begin: 2003-02-14; Date End: 2003-03-14

Box Box 105

Shows: 30285-30306

Date Begin: 2003-03-17; Date End: 2003-04-15

Box Box 106

Shows: 30307-30329

Date Begin: 2003-04-16; Date End: 2003-05-16

Box Box 107

Shows: 30330-40112

Date Begin: 2003-05-19; Date End: 2003-07-16

Box Box 108

Shows: 40113-40152

Date Begin: 2003-07-17; Date End: 2003-09-10

Box Box 109

Shows: 40153-40198

Date Begin: 2003-09-11; Date End: 2003-11-13

Box Box 110

Shows: 40199-40264

Date Begin: 2003-11-14; Date End: 2004-02-13

Box Box 111

Shows: 40266-40325

Date Begin: 2004-02-17; Date End: 2004-05-10

Box Box 112

Shows: 40326-50160

Date Begin: 2004-05-11; Date End: 2004-09-27

Box Box 113

Shows: 50161-50206

Date Begin: 2004-09-28; Date End: 2004-11-30

Box Box 114

Shows: 50207-50267

Date Begin: 2004-12-01; Date End: 2005-02-23

Box Box 115

Shows: 50268-50319

Date Begin: 2005-02-24; Date End: 2005-05-06

Box Box 116

Shows: 50321-60117

Date Begin: 2005-05-10; Date End: 2005-07-27

Box Box 117

Shows: 60118-60173

Date Begin: 2005-07-28; Date End: 2005-10-13

Box Box 118

Shows: 60174-60236

Date Begin: 2005-10-14; Date End: 2006-01-10

Box Box 119

Shows: 60237-60290

Date Begin: 2006-01-11; Date End: 2006-03-27

Box Box 120

Shows: 60291-60343

Date Begin: 2006-03-28; Date End: 2006-06-08

Box Box 121

Shows: 60344-70132

Date Begin: 2006-06-09; Date End: 2006-08-16

Box Box 122

Shows: 70133-70188

Date Begin: 2006-08-17; Date End: 2006-11-02

Box Box 123

Shows: 70189-70251

Date Begin: 2006-11-03; Date End: 2007-01-30

Box Box 124

Shows: 70252-70316

Date Begin: 2007-01-31; Date End: 2007-05-01

Box Box 125

Shows: 70317-80112

Date Begin: 2007-05-02; Date End: 2007-07-18

Box Box 126

Shows: 80113-80175

Date Begin: 2007-07-19; Date End: 2007-10-15

Box Box 127

Shows: 80176-80224

Date Begin: 2007-10-16; Date End: 2007-12-21

 

Series 3: Miscelleanous Production Files 1991-2007

Physical Description: 2 Boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Series 3 contains 2 boxes of miscellenous production files, including many overarching documents of the show's run from 1992 to 2007. This documentation includes show schedules, timelines, and calendars. Series 3 also is comprised of 3 folders related to the television "By the Year 2000," which was produced by KCET in 1991 and became the precursor to "Life and Times."

Arrangement

In this finding aid, the programs are arranged by original show number, primarily chronological in order.
Box Box 128

Folders 1-18: Calendars for each season; series timeline; segment master subject list

Date Begin: 1992; Date End: 2007

Box Box 129

Folders 1-3: KCET's "By The Year 2000" [Precursor to "Life and Times"] promotional materials and program notes

Date Begin: 1989; Date End: 1991