'SoCal Connected' gets another season

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KCET web staff at work in Burbank. LA Observed file photo.

KCETLink is about to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Ahmanson Foundation for a new season of the award-winning news series, "SoCal Connected." The show's future has been in doubt since the end of last season and subsequent cutbacks at the public television station and website. The show's longtime executive producer, Bret Marcus, and most of his team have left the station. KCETLink did not give specifics about staffing or format for the upcoming sixth season.

“We are extremely grateful to the Ahmanson Foundation for its generosity and for recognizing the unique value that SoCal Connected brings to our community,” said Al Jerome, KCETLink’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are pleased to continue to deliver the kind of quality local news coverage to our viewers that has distinguished SoCal Connected from other newscasts in the region.”


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