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KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" video recordings
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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" video recordings
    Dates: 2002-2007
    Collection number: CSLA-39
    Creator: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Collection Size: 144 videotapes; 98 DVDs (13 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. Duplication of program tapes for research use is required in accordance with departmental policy regarding the formats of the videotapes of this collection: "Certain media formats may need specialized third party vendor services. If the department does not own a researcher access copy (DVD copy), the cost of reproduction, to be paid fully by patron, will include 1) any necessary preservation efforts upon the original, 2) a master file to be retained by Archives and Special Collections, 3) a researcher viewing copy to be retained by Archives and Special Collections, and 4) the patron copy. Pricing and project time-frame will be quoted upon individual request." The length of time for duplication of tapes will depend on vendor services and the payment for these services by the party requesting the duplication of a videotape.

    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 number, KCET-TV Collection of "California Connected" video recordings, CSLA-39, 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 144 master recordings on video and 98 duplicates on DVD of the television program "Calfornia Connected," a weekly news and public affairs magazine that reported on civic issues throughout the state of California. The aim of the show was to highlight solutions to problems and to tell individual stories of people and institutions. "California Connected" was a joint production between four stations public television stations in California: KCET, KVIE, KPBS and KQED. The program premiered on April 25, 2002 and ended its run in April 2007 after five seasons. This collection contains the entirety of the show's five season run, which had been stored and maintained by KCET until April 2012. Related materials may be found in the following collection in this repository: "California Connected" Production Files, CSLA-40.
    Videotapes have not been viewed by staff to verify contents.
    Videotapes will be duplicated upon request for viewing. Researchers will be charged a fee for videotape duplication. Please contact the Department of Archives and Special Collections for further information.


    The videotapes in the collection are arranged into five series based on original broadcast order: Series 1: Season 1 (2002); Series 2: Season 2 (2003); Series 3: Season 3 (2004); Series 4: Season 4 (2005-2006); and Series 5: Season 5 (2006-2007).

    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