"Global L.A." debuts July 24 at 8 p.m. on KCET and will be "examining the region’s ties to a number of destinations and cultures around the world," the station says. Zay Harding will host the two-hour shows, which KCT says will "juxtapose the local lives and lifestyle of a number of immigrant communities to their native homelands." The first episode will explore the local British community.
The premiere episode explores all things British in Southern California, with the program debuting days before the 2012 Summer Olympics inLondon. Southern California boasts the second largest British population outside of theUnited Kingdom. Through various locations and stories, viewers will uncover which English celebrities callLos Angeleshome and learn the history around the enormous migration of British citizens to the Southland that started after World War I.
We’re thrilled to take viewers on an international journey through the lens of L.A.’s diverse cultural landscape,” said Bohdan Zachary, KCET’s Vice President of Broadcasting and Program Development. “Our innovative partnership with the ever-popular series, Globe Trekker, strengthens our commitment to produce distinctive local programming that appeals to our wide-ranging audience.”
Photo of Zay Harding from his website