Connected KCETLink Hosts Academy Awards Viewing Party pg. 2
“Artbound,’ Season 2 Premieres pg. 3
Departures/NELA Project pg. 6
inside this issue... 1 Executive message
> Donor Profile: Pat Herson > Departures/NELA Project
2 On the Scene > Women’s History Month Honorees > KCETLink Hosts Academy Awards Viewing Party
3 Wide Angle
> Artbound, Season 2 Premieres on KCET > KCETLink Launches New Digital Channel > New Series, City Walk, Explores Walkable Lifestyles > Live @ The Ford Reboots with New Shows on KCET
8 The Web
> Spring Training History: When Ball Clubs Flocked to Southern California (Excerpt) L.A. As Subject
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message from the president and ceo Spring has arrived and KCETLink is blooming! We’re excited to share so many exciting new developments with you in the spring issue of KCETLink Connected. First, we’re pleased to announce that Departures, our award-winning, interactive series on Los Angeles neighborhoods, is now part of an innovative partnership with the Northeast Los Angeles River Collaborative to transform the Los Angeles River into a groundbreaking riverfront district for the city of Los Angeles. Departures will lead community engagement efforts and multimedia initiatives that will galvanize residents throughout the revitalization process. This project is truly a landmark feat for the city and we’re excited to play a vital role. Next, we’re delivering on our promise to bring you programming from both KCET and Link TV’s dynamic content libraries. You can now watch compelling programs from both organizations on digital channel 28.2, aptly called KCETLink. Although in the early stages of development, we think you’ll enjoy this new hybrid offering, particularly since several of Link TV’s critically acclaimed shows will be new to many Southern California viewers like Democracy Now and Borgen. Finally, we’re launching the second seasons of our award-winning arts and culture series, Artbound and our vibrant, live performance series, Live @ The Ford. Both programs are a testimonial to our commitment to diverse, local arts in Southern California, and we’re pleased to showcase the dynamic talent in our region through these quality programs. As we continue to break new ground in public media, we thank you for your continued support and generosity. Our commitment to pioneering a new model for independent public television remains steadfast and we look forward to bringing you an enlightening, diverse selection of content options across multiple media platforms. Sincerely,
Al Jerome, Chief Executive Officer, KCETLink
Photo Credits On the Cover – Cover designed by McNulty Design, photos by Justin Cram and iStock Photo On the Scene: Local Heroes and Academy Awards – Ed Krieger Photography Wide Angle: Artbound – Gabby Esensten and Adrienn; City Walk – Photo courtesy of Rigler Creative; Live @ The Ford – Photos courtesy of LA County Arts Commission; New Tricks and Hustle – Photos courtesy of BBC Television Spotlight: Photo courtesy of Pat Herson Cover Story – Justin Cram and iStock Photo The Web: Photos courtesy of USC Libraries Snapshots: Huell Howser – Drew Mackie; Car Auction – Ayn Allen Back Cover – Marcelo Gomes in Apollo, © The George Balanchine Trust
Please use this as a general reference to help determine where you may find KCET on your channel line-up.* You may access KCET in three ways: 1. Via basic cable only in select areas 2. Through a digital package cable upgrade 3. Over-the-air using a digital antenna (available for as low as $10) or a digital converter box. To easily find your channel by ZIP code, please visit www.kcet.org/findkcet.
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ON THE scene
Women’s History Month Honorees As part of our Local Heroes program and ongoing commitment to diversity, KCETLink and Union Bank, N.A. celebrated Women’s History Month last month by honoring two extraordinary local heroes, Gail Farber and Belinda Smith Walker for their outstanding contributions to the community. The year-long program will culminate in October 2013 when the honorees will be formally recognized as part of the 16th annual Local Heroes Awards. Gail Farber, Director of the Los Angeles County Public Works Department is responsible for one of the largest public works agencies in the country. In this capacity, she also serves as the County Road Commissioner, County Engineer, and Chief Engineer of the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. As the first female to lead the County Public Works Department, Farber has been an advocate for promoting women in leadership roles. She was instrumental in the development of the Women’s Leadership Conference, which annually draws more than 500 women from across the county. She also develops outreach programs for students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Belinda Smith Walker
Belinda Smith Walker is dedicated to helping girls and women facing issues growing from poverty. She is a founding board member of New Village Charter School, an allgirls high school in the Rampart area designed to meet the educational needs of young women with school histories marked by difficulty, including pregnancy, parenting and other challenges. She is also the founding executive director and board member of Girls & Gangs, a non-profit that provides young women in the juvenile justice system with community reentry services. In 1985, Walker co-founded the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation (LAWF) and served as the chair of the founding board of directors. The community-based foundation provided grants and technical support to services that empower women and girls in greater Los Angeles. In 2000, the LAWF merged with its sister organization in San Francisco to become the Women’s Foundation of California. Walker served on its governing board. For more information, visit kcet.org/heroes.
KCETLINK Hosts Academy Awards Viewing Party On Hollywood’s biggest night, more than 200 guests gathered to watch the 85th Academy Awards® at the prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Sunday, February 24. Guests were treated to a delectable pre-Oscar dinner, as well as lively Oscar trivia questions and door prizes throughout the night. Val Zavala, anchor of KCET’s award-winning nightly news program, SoCal Connected, served as the evening’s host. The event was generously sponsored by Accenture.
Party guests Ruett and Rhonda Foster
Attendees watching the Oscars on the big screen
Steve Leland of Accenture with KCETLink’s Val Zavala
‘Artbound,’ Season 2 Premieres on KCET
This spring, a second season of Artbound premieres on KCET on April 4 at 9 p.m. The awardwinning transmedia arts and culture series, which explores Southern California’s dynamic cultural landscape, has received extraordinary success since its launch a year ago. Each week, a series of online columns are voted upon by readers to determine which will be produced into an online video, and later aired on KCET. Artbound Season 2 will highlight some of the regions most compelling artistic and creative endeavors to date. Two additional installments will air on May 30 and July 25 (dates are subject to change). Artbound is made possible by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Cast your vote at kcet.org/artbound.
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KCETLink Launches New Digital Channel with Wide Programming Range
A specially curated television line-up that brings together the powerful programming schedules of KCET and Link TV has launched on digital channel 28.2 in Southern California.
New Series, ‘City Walk’ Explores Walkable Lifestyles in Urban Cities
City Walk, premiering on KCET in May, is a compelling six-part, multimedia series that will reveal the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values and public space. Produced by Rigler Creative, the series explores walkable neighborhoods in metropolitan areas and how they are replacing the suburbs in popularity and value. For the past 75 years, in order to sell land, cars and a new concept of consumer-driven lifestyle, America’s city planners favored Suburbia over Main Street USA and destroyed walking as an integral part of American modern society. The country is slowly reversing this trend. As we evolve from being car-centric to a pedestrian, biking and public transportation-friendly society, we are re- imagining our cities across the nation.
Featuring a wide range of shows from both KCET and Link TV’s vast content libraries, the line-up features unique documentaries, music and other high quality, globally focused programs with a distinct point of view from KCET and Link TV.
As a result, we are witnessing a major comeback of public parks, often under new, citizen-led management; a resurgence of public transportation as an incentive for inner-city living; and the deployment of well-structured corporate walking programs for employees as part of their benefits package.
Fans of sci-fi thriller, Primeval will now be able to see the program multiple times weekly on the digital channel including Tuesdays at 11 p.m. and Fridays at 10 p.m. The channel will also include Link TV hit shows like Democracy Now, Borgen, Arab Labor, Earth’s Focus and Explore. Previously only available via satellite on Link TV, these programs will be new to some viewers in the Southern California market.
This is the dawn of a new era comparable to the arrival of clean piped water in our metropolitan areas (according to Centers for Disease Control) or the dedication of 800 acres of prime real estate in the heart of Manhattan for the creation of Central Park in the 1850s or Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
Still in early stages of development, KCETLink will continue to experiment with the line-up in the coming months. For schedule information, please visit kcet.org/schedule.
For series and schedule information, please visit kcet.org/schedule.
‘Live @ The Ford’ Reboots with New Shows on KCET KCET and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission in association with CDK Productions, join forces once again to present the second season of Live @ The Ford. The upbeat series, taped exclusively for KCET at the historic John Anson Ford Ampitheater, features three extraordinary live performances that celebrate the ways in which music and dance cross boundaries and bring diverse audiences together. The kick-off show on April 18 at 9 p.m. will feature the jubilant history of Mariachi - from its native roots in Mexico to its arrival in Los Angeles – with a special tribute to Nati Cano y Los Camperos. The second show, AlohaFest! Kanikapila!, which airs on May 16, is a tribute to Polynesian dance and culture through musical storytelling. The final show, Variedades: The Ballad of Ricardo Flores Magón is inspired by the Mexican variedades shows (variety shows) of 1920 in Los Angeles and will air on June 13. For more information about each performance, including bonus footage and performance clips, please visit at www.kcet.org/liveattheford.
KCET Airs New Seasons of ‘New Tricks’ and ‘Hustle’ Last month, KCET began airing new, first-run seasons of popular dramas, New Tricks and Hustle. The new programs do not miss a beat in providing fans action-packed stories with dynamic characters season after season. The ninth season of New Tricks follows the same team of retired former detectives who are recruited to re-examine unsolved crimes led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman. Although, they don’t always do things by the book, they get results. This season Sandra has a new recruit, former DI Steve McAndrew, who is a bundle of energetic optimism and has an unorthodox approach to policing. With the usual mix of superb characters, intriguing storylines and sharp dialogue, New Tricks may get older but is as spirited as ever.
In addition, Mickey Bricks and his team of highly skilled con men (and woman) - Ash Morgan, Albert Stroller and Emma and Sean Kennedy return for the eighth season of Hustle. In this season, the team encounters a dangerous gold dealer, a glamorous couple who specialize in sham diet treatments and a crooked landlord with his eye on the capital. If that’s not enough, the police are on their tail. The team finds themselves impersonating renegade soldiers, high-class thieves and even Olympic committee members to bring down their targets. For schedule information, visit kcet.org/schedule.
Donor Profile: Pat Herson Why do you think it is important to support KCET?
I watch KCET to receive well-researched, informative news and top-quality entertainment programming, especially from the BBC. My husband, Ron, and I decided years ago to “pay it forward” in appreciation for the many hours of fine listening and viewing from public radio and television, and set up the Herson Family Foundation to make annual contributions to favorite and deserving charities. KCET tops the list!
Pat Herson is an active 86 year-old woman
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whose youthful exuberance is felt the
her own fruits and vegetables, drives a
Ron was born in New York and I am originally from Somerset, England and the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. We came to Southern California together when Ron joined a radiology practice in the San Fernando Valley.
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an inspection with the Department of
What are some of your favorite KCET programs?
moment you meet her. A “Green Goddess” in every sense of the word, Herson grows
Water and Power to install solar panels throughout her home. A longtime supporter of KCET, Herson and her late husband Ron made arrangements several years ago to contribute to KCET for the
The BBC programs especially resonate with me. My friends sometimes have trouble with the accent, but my ears are naturally attuned to them. I truly enjoy Doc Martin and the other British detective and dramatic series, but also SoCal Connected, Visiting with Huell Howser and Al Jazeera English News.
duration of their lives and thereafter. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Herson has traveled the world and revels in life’s simple pleasures. We visited with her at her Van Nuys home to discuss her support of KCET, why she thoroughly enjoys KCET’s BBC programming and her longstanding involvement in the peace movement.
What are some of the other charitable organizations you support? The Foundation donates regularly to Habitat for Humanity, Doctors Without Borders, the American Himalayan Foundation, International Medical Corps, The Nature Conservancy, Another Mother for Peace, Running School (public schools fitness program), Southern California Public Radio and, of course, KCET!
What are some of your passions/hobbies? Gardening! Traveling! Music! I sing folk songs and play guitar. I taught folk guitar in the Valley for many years. What are some of your favorite travel destinations? Nepal for trekking and camping (Annapurna, Everest), Tibet (Mount Kailas pilgrimage) and last, but not least, our own magnificent Sierra Nevada. Describe your involvement in the peace movement. Ron and I did a lot of peace work, starting with Another Mother for Peace during Vietnam. We participated in three Peace Walks during the Cold War, walking from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) to Moscow in the former Soviet Union. There were 400 of us – 200 Americans and 200 Russians. Then we brought 200 Russians to the U.S. and walked from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia, across the state of Iowa, then Los Angeles to San Francisco. Next, another 400 of us walked in Ukraine from Odessa to Kiev. For all the walks, everyone brought their own tents and we camped together and were cheered along the roads by thousands of ordinary citizens. It was pretty amazing and we finally did get a short mention in the media about contributing to the end of the Cold War. I kept detailed journals of all the walks and Ron took many, many wonderful photos. Why are philanthropy and service important to you and your family? I believe everyone who can, should give back. It’s payback for what you’ve received. Our children will carry on the Foundation. They are responsible and involved young people. We have been truly blessed.
arlier this year, KCET Departures announced an innovative partnership with the Northeast Los Angeles River
Collaborative (NELA RC) to transform the Los Angeles River into a â€œriverfront districtâ€? and to create a focal point of community revitalization including, economic and workforce development, recreational activities, environmental stewardship, sustainable civic engagement and technological innovation.
The collaborative takes up the mantle left behind when the state’s Community Redevelopment Agencies were dissolved last year, but with added emphasis on inter-agency cooperation and community-based approaches. Should the collaborative prove successful, it could become a template for future urban planning and management. An interdisciplinary project, funded by a $2.25 million Community Challenge grant from the Federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which includes Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, the NELA RC project builds upon the growing momentum of efforts already under way to revive the 51-mile waterway. The areas affected include all of Atwater Village and Elysian Valley and portions of Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park and Glassell Park. The project’s geography is bounded by the 134 Freeway on the north and Main Street in Lincoln Heights on the south. Los Angeles councilman and strong river supporter, Ed P. Reyes, who is also Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on The L.A. River, stated: “The NELA Riverfront Collaborative is an ambitious urban planning effort that envisions the Los Angeles River as an opportunity for neighborhood renewal. The NELA RC builds on the goals of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan including natural habitat preservation and expansion, improving access, job creation, recreation and education. I look forward to working with the Collaborative to engage residents in furthering these goals.” As part of the collaborative, KCET Departures will give a voice to the community and engage residents through various multimedia initiatives. Recently, KCET Departures installed kiosks in several neighborhoods asking locals to complete the sentence, “I want my L.A. River to be...” The kiosks have traveled to the Cypress Park Library, Atwater Village Farmers Market, Atwater Crossing, and currently resides at the Lincoln Heights Library. The responses range from the sincere to the humorous: “A place where families come together and celebrate one of the landmarks of our city” and “More like Jurassic Park.” “This initiative is truly groundbreaking and we’re excited to participate in such an important project for the future of Los Angeles,” said Juan Devis, KCET’s Vice President of Arts and Culture Programming and Producer of KCET’s Departures. “Our [Departures] installment on the Los Angeles River is an integral part of our success. We’re pleased to be the media voice for the community and hope to bring a new level of engagement to the region.” The site, www.mylariver.org, where residents’ responses from the kiosks can be viewed, will later become an online hub for all things NELA. Residents will have the opportunity to share how their neighborhoods are special and distinct, but also give real-time feedback to proposed projects that grow out of the initiative. Lupe Vela, Policy Director, Ad Hoc River Committee added, “In a city currently struggling to find its economic development legs, the HUD Riverfront Collaborative study offers an opportunity to reconnect the river to our historic Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods: reinvigorating us, reclaiming our neighborhood identities, and revitalizing our workforce. This is economic development.” The NELA Riverfront Collaborative team is led by the Los Angeles Community Development Department, and includes the Los Angeles Planning Department, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Workforce Investment Board, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Metamorphosis Project, Occidental College’s Urban Environmental Policy Institute, KCET Departures, the L.A. River Revitalization Corporation, Tierra West Advisors and the L.A. Conservation Corps. To learn more about the project, visit mylariver.org.
Spring Training History: When Ball Clubs Flocked to Southern California L.A. As Subject By Nathan Masters
In February, major league baseball players reported to their teams’ spring training camps, where they will prepare for the upcoming season under palm-studded, sunny skies. But while all 30 clubs today flock to Florida and Arizona to escape the lingering effects of winter, for much of the twentieth century ball clubs pitched their training camps in sunny Southern California.
The Los Angeles Angels, an expansion team in 1961, warm up at the Polo Grounds in Palm Springs. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection, USC Libraries.
Baseball’s preseason ritual has changed much since the Chicago Cubs arrived in Los Angeles by way of the Santa Fe Railroad on March 11, 1903, becoming the first major league club to call Southern California their springtime home. Then, the custom was for teams to practice in one place for two weeks, after which they would barnstorm back to their home cities, challenging college, minor-league, and rival major-league clubs along the way.
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The Cubs practiced at Chutes Park, located near downtown at Washington and Grand. Curious Angelenos trickled onto the park grounds to glimpse the visiting players, which included the now-famous trio of Tinkers, Evers, and Chance. “There are no bright and shining stars in the team, for all of them scintillate,” a Times reporter wrote after observing the National League club’s first practice. “While the team will remain here but two weeks, the practice in these warm days will do wonders in getting the men into condition.”
On Sunday, March 15, more than 5,000 Angelenos streamed into Chutes Park to watch the Cubs face off against the Los Angeles Looloos in an exhibition match. The Looloos -- a Pacific Coast League team that later adopted a more dignified nickname, the Angels -- made a strong showing against the visiting National League club. […] After moving their spring camp to Santa Monica in 1905, the Cubs left Southern California for cities closer to their Chicago base. But other teams soon followed the Cubs’ path to Southern California: the New York Giants in 1907, the Chicago White Sox in 1908, and the Boston Red Sox in 1911.
And in 1917, under the new ownership of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, the Cubs returned to Southern California. For several years, the Cubs took up residence in Pasadena’s Brookside Park, only a short walk from Wrigley’s mansion on Orange Grove Avenue. But soon after purchasing Catalina Island in 1919, Wrigley enlisted the Cubs as part of his ambitious project to turn the island into a major tourist resort. Building a baseball diamond whose dimensions exactly matched those of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Wrigley moved his Cubs to the island in 1922. The promotional value was obvious: each spring, Chicagoans
The Angels continued to use Palm Springs as their spring training home through 1992. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection, USC Libraries.
waiting for their city to thaw would read newspaper reports of the Cubs enjoying sun-soaked Catalina.
Other teams soon established a presence in Southern California. In 1933, the White Sox took up residence at Pasadena’s Brookside Park. […] During World War II, travel restrictions prevented teams from traveling to California. But in 1946, preseason baseball returned to the Los Angeles area. The Pirates and White Sox returned to their respective camps in San Bernardino and Pasadena, and the St. Louis Browns moved into the Athletics’ old facility in Anaheim for one season before encamping at Burbank’s Olive Memorial Stadium from 1949 to 1952. In an age before the big-league Dodgers and Angels, the presence of the nation’s elite ballplayers, however ephemeral, stirred excitement across Southern California. Weekend matchups were well attended, and even on weekdays the bleachers filled with retirees and baseball fans on lunch breaks who came to see future Hall of Famers like Luke Appling, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige. To read more about the history of spring training in Southern California, please visit kcet.org/springtraining.
Chapman University Opens Huell Howser Archive
KCET Member Luisa Bowen Wins Subaru Car Auction
In February, fans and colleagues of Huell Howser gathered at Chapman University’s Memorial Hall to salute the late TV host and to honor him with a posthumous doctorate of arts degree in recognition of his life’s work. The event also served as the official launch of the Huell Howser public archive and the inaugural presentation of the Califorina’s Gold scholarship. Despite inclement weather, nearly 1,000 people attended the event. Those in attendance included names familiar to ardent Howser fans, such as: lint artist Slater Barron, John Fosselman of Fosselman’s Ice Cream, bunny museum proprietress Candace Frazee, whistling diva Carole Anne Kaufman, Aileen Watanabe from Pink’s Hot Dogs and John Nese from Galco’s Soda Pop Stop, as well as Huell’s former assistant Ryan Morris and longtime cameraman Luis Fuerte.
KCET member Luisa Bowen of Montebello bid and won a brand new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek during KCET’s live, on-air car auction on Dec. 6. The vehicle came equipped with all-wheel drive and voice-activated navigation and included a complimentary seven-year/70,000 mile Gold Plus extended service contract (valued at over $1,800). Bowen, a schoolteacher, was eager to drive her stunning cobalt blue car off the lot of Subaru of Glendale. Proceeds from the auction will benefit new program development at KCET.
Mayra Gonzalez, the first Chapman student to benefit from the California’s Gold Scholarship Fund, was introduced to Howser’s legacy at the event. The first in her family to attend college, Gonzalez told the crowd how she embraced an idea central to Howser’s philosophy: gratitude for the small things. To read more about the event, please visit kcet.org/chapman.
Support the KCET Cinema Series and Spend Your Summer at the Movies Don’t miss the popular KCET Cinema Series at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica this summer! Beginning June 4, the series screens eight weeks of highly anticipated films and a classic Johnny Mercer scored film. Each evening is followed by an engaging dialogue with select filmmakers and talent, moderated by film critic Pete Hammond. The recent fall series screened critically acclaimed films such as: Lincoln, Anna Karenina, The Impossible, Silver Linings Playbook, Quartet, Les Misérables and Argo. Special guests included Keira Knightley, Dustin Hoffman, Ewan McGregor and Eddie Redmayne. For reservations call 747.201.5800 or go to www.kcet.org.
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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT THE MUSIC CENTER July 11-14
“One of the most beautiful sights in dance is American Ballet Theatre in full flight.” – New York Post
One of the world’s great dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has built a repertoire unmatched by any other company. Highlighting their stellar roster of international ballet stars, ABT will open with a one night only performance of mixed repertoire. The remaining four performances will be Le Corsaire, the classic Russian tale first performed in 1856 and re-imagined by ABT 130 years later. The rip-roaring tale, full of pirates, slave girls and swashbuckling action is staged by Anna-Marie Holmes, with choreography by Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev, and features a new production design from Christian Prego and costume designs by Anibal Lapiz. KCETLink members will receive 20%* off select seats on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. using code 21454. . For more information or to receive the KCET discount, visit musiccenter.org or call (213) 972-0711.
Marcelo Gomes in Apollo, © The George Balanchine Trust
*20% off valid for the Friday, July 12 performance at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 performance at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Orchestra, Rear Orchestra, Main Founders and Front Loge sections only. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Offer subject to availability. Artists and program subject to change. Discount expires May 3, 2013.