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KCET-TV Collection of "Life and Times" video recordings
CSLA-37  
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Description
This collection contains master recordings of "Life and Times," a half-hour public affairs series produced by and broadcast on KCET-TV from 1992 to 2007. From its start, the show aired Monday through Friday. Over the course of its 16-year run, “Life and Times” went through a number of format changes, but its goal to provide a quality alternative to commercial television news for Southern Californians remained constant. "Life and Times" won numerous Los Angeles Area Emmy awards and Golden Mikes.
Background
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."
Extent
3,472 videotapes (332 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.