KCET gets $1-million Ahmanson grant to facilitate planned exit from PBS


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KCET-TV, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate that’s soon leaving the network, just got a vote of confidence in the form of a $1-million check.

The Ahmanson Foundation, which already supports such KCET programs as ‘SoCal Connected’ and is a longtime backer of ‘Nova,’ is giving the station the money to faciliate its conversion to an independent entity.


“This expression of strong support for KCET at this critical juncture in our history is an inspiration as we continue our efforts to make this new independent KCET a model for independent public media in the 21st century,’ KCET President and Chief Executive Al Jerome said in a statement.

KCET officially leaves PBS at the end of the year. The station has not yet announced its new programming lineup after that time.

-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)