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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  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  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  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  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  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  6

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

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

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  8

Shows: 6404, 6405, 6406, 6407, 6409

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

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  10

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

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

Box  11

Shows: 113-129

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

Box  12

Shows: 130-145

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

Box  13

Shows: 146-165

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

Box  14

Shows: 166-179; 181-183

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

Box  15

Shows: 184-204

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

Box  16

Shows: 205-225

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

Box  17

Shows: 226-257

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

Box  18

Shows: 258-288

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

Box  19

Shows: 289-318

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

Box  20

Shows: 319-4003

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

Box  21

Shows: 4004-4040

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

Box  22

Shows: 4042-4078

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

Box  23

Shows: 4079-4117

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

Box  24

Shows: 4118-4152

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

Box  25

Shows: 4153-5024

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

Box  26

Shows: 5025-5063

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

Box  27

Shows: 5064-5105

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

Box  28

Shows: 5106-5144

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

Box  29

Shows: 5145-6014

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

Box  30

Shows: 6015-6045

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

Box  31

Shows: 6046-6079

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

Box  32

Shows: 6080-6113

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

Box  33

Shows: 6114-6145

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

Box  34

Shows: 6146-7009

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

Box  35

Shows: 7011-7042

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

Box  36

Shows: 7043-7075

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

Box  37

Shows: 7076-7113

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

Box  38

Shows: 7114-7143

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

Box  39

Shows: 7144-7170

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

Box  40

Shows: 7171-7P02

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

Box  41

Shows: 7P03-8017

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

Box  42

Shows: 8018-8043

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

Box  43

Shows: 8044-8076

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

Box  44

Shows: 8077-8097

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

Box  45

Shows: 8098-8114

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

Box  46

Shows: 8115-8136

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

Box  47

Shows: 8137-8156

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

Box  48

Shows: 8157-8173

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

Box  49

Shows: 8174-8190

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

Box  50

Shows: 8191-8204

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

Box  51

Shows: 8206-9007

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

Box  52

Shows: 9008-9022

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

Box  53

Shows: 9023-9041

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

Box  54

Shows: 9042-9059

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

Box  55

Shows: 9060-9077

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

Box  56

Shows: 9078-9096

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

Box  57

Shows: 9097-9113

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

Box  58

Shows: 9114-9133

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

Box  59

Shows: 9134-9157

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

Box  60

Shows: 9158-9179

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

Box  61

Shows: 9180-9201

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

Box  62

Shows: 9202-9223

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

Box  63

Shows: 9224-9240

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

Box  64

Shows: 9241-9262

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

Box  65

Shows: 0001-0025

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

Box  66

Shows: 0026-0049

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

Box  67

Shows: 0050-0070

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

Box  68

Shows: 0071-0097

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

Box  69

Shows: 0098-0121

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

Box  70

Shows: 0122-0148

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

Box  71

Shows: 0149-0172

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

Box  72

Shows: 0173-0195

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

Box  73

Shows: 0196-0217

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

Box  74

Shows: 0218-0238

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

Box  75

Shows: 0239-0262

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

Box  76

Shows: Best of Life and Times Wraps- Show 320

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

Box  77

Shows: 321-343

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

Box  78

Shows: 344-364

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

Box  79

Shows: 365-388

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

Box  80

Shows: 389-422

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

Box  81

Shows: 423-446

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

Box  82

Shows: 447-465

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

Box  83

Shows: 466-494

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

Box  84

Shows: 495-515

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

Box  85

Shows: 516-539

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

Box  86

Shows: 540-560

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

Box  87

Shows: 20101-20120

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

Box  88

Shows: 20121-20143

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

Box  89

Shows: 20144-20164

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

Box  90

Shows: 20165-20186

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

Box  91

Shows: 20187-20213

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

Box  92

Shows: 20214-20237

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

Box  93

Shows: 20238-20259

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

Box  94

Shows: 20260-20280

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

Box  95

Shows: 20281-20303

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

Box  96

Shows: 20304-20324

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

Box  97

Shows: 20325-20350

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

Box  98

Shows: 20351-30122

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

Box  99

Shows: 30123-30154

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

Box  100

Shows: 30155-30180

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

Box  101

Shows: 30181-30202

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

Box  102

Shows: 30203-30238

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

Box  103

Shows: 30239-30263

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

Box  104

Shows: 30264-30284

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

Box  105

Shows: 30285-30306

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

Box  106

Shows: 30307-30329

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

Box  107

Shows: 30330-40112

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

Box  108

Shows: 40113-40152

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

Box  109

Shows: 40153-40198

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

Box  110

Shows: 40199-40264

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

Box  111

Shows: 40266-40325

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

Box  112

Shows: 40326-50160

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

Box  113

Shows: 50161-50206

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

Box  114

Shows: 50207-50267

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

Box  115

Shows: 50268-50319

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

Box  116

Shows: 50321-60117

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

Box  117

Shows: 60118-60173

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

Box  118

Shows: 60174-60236

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

Box  119

Shows: 60237-60290

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

Box  120

Shows: 60291-60343

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

Box  121

Shows: 60344-70132

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

Box  122

Shows: 70133-70188

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

Box  123

Shows: 70189-70251

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

Box  124

Shows: 70252-70316

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

Box  125

Shows: 70317-80112

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

Box  126

Shows: 80113-80175

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

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  128

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

Date Begin: 1992; Date End: 2007

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