American Experience with Mark Samels
Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
In 1988, PBS premiered a new
history series, American Experience,
with the documentary The Great San
Francisco Earthquake. Over 25 years, American Experience has brought to life the incredible
characters and epic stories that shape America’s past and present. For its 25th
anniversary season, American
Experience will present aliens (War of the Worlds); presidents (JFK);
a 19th century “CSI” (Poisoner’s Handbook), and more.
Join us for a reception
with Executive Producer Mark Samels to go behind the scenes of television’s
most-watched history series and see clips of shows to air this Fall.
Bugs & Beer
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.
KPBS Arts & Culture reporter Beth Accomando and the Producers Club at
Digital Gym Cinema for a Bugs & Beer
Reception. Mix and mingle with Producers Club members, meet Dr. Michael
Wall, entomologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and sample beer
from Lightning Brewery. Then enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts before you
settle in for a screening of a film, specially selected by Beth and Dr. Wall
for this event (film title TBA).
*Thursday, September 12, 2013 - KPBS LunchHour - Details to follow. *rescheduled from August
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Meet & Greet with NOVA Making Stuff host David Pogue at the KPBS Shiley Studio
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - A community leadership forum on the impact of combat stress on military families, presented by WebMD Health Foundation, the San Diego Library Foundation, San Diego Public Library and KPBS, at the new downtown San Diego Central Library.
For more information about Producers
Club events, visit www.kpbs.org/producersclub to view the upcoming events
list or contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.
Kitty Wolcott, Jim Mayer and Judy
Courtemanche at the New Member Reception at the La Jolla Country Club
Carol Wells, Diego Parish,
Jennifer Majors and Beth Accomando enjoying The
Rainmaker Reception at The Prado
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The last few weeks have been quite
busy for the KPBS newsroom. Our reporters, along with our partner inewsource, have been at the forefront
of the developments at City Hall. We had exclusive interviews with several women
alleging sexual harassment as well as other elements of the story. Our coverage was cited
on national and local stations alike.
The fact that the women came to us
first, before any other news agency, says a lot about KPBS’ reputation and
credibility when it comes to breaking news and trusted journalism. The news
isn’t always easy, but KPBS’ commitment to providing thoughtful, accurate, and
well-researched journalism has never been stronger. This is our public service
mission and it’s what you value.
Locally, we’re also very proud of our original
content on TV – eight programs that showcase San Diego through history, music,
food, and culture. Savor San Diego, A Growing
Passion, Crossing South, Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, San Diego’s Historic Places, Live at the Belly Up, The Roundtable, and Evening
Edition all speak to San Diego’s unique sense of place. These local programs compliment the national programs that
you love to watch including Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Great Performances
Speaking of MASTERPIECE, if you missed the KPBS Celebrates Gala
or are eagerly awaiting the new season of Downton Abbey, we’re
pleased to announce that our 2014 gala will take place on January 11 featuring
the Downton Abbey theme. Timed to coincide with the Season 4
debut on January 5, the event will be even better than last year’s with an
innovative take on this popular series that will delight and surprise. We’ll
share more details very soon and hope to see many of you at this signature
General Manager and Producers Club Member
KPBS Tours for Producers Club members
Come see the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center!
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS. To reserve your spot, contact Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028.
Upcoming tour dates:
- Friday, September 6, at 8:30 a.m.
- Friday, September 27, at 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 18, at 1:15 p.m.
Muhammad – 3 Hour Event
Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Journey with author and journalist, Rageh
Omaar, to document the life of the prophet Muhammad. It’s followed, at 11:00
p.m., by the program Seven Wonders of
the Muslim World.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of
Crescent Films Ltd.
– MASTERPIECE Mystery! Saturday, August
24 at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a new adaptation of a classic thriller
about a woman who inexplicably disappears from a train.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of (C)
Phil Fisk/BBC for MASTERPIECE
Silk – MASTERPIECE
Mystery! 3 Part
Mini-Series, Sundays at 9:00 p.m. beginning August 25
Follow the rivalries, passions, and intrigues
of criminal law in this modern, fast-paced drama.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of © BBC
2011 for MASTERPIECE
The March – Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Commemorate the anniversary and witness the
dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington when Dr. King declared, "I
Have a Dream.” See also on August 27: In
Performance at the White House: Music From the Civil Rights Era at 8:00
p.m. and Moyers and Co: John Lewis
Marches On at 11:00 p.m.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of
NARA/Smoking Dogs Films
Bailey – Season 3
Debut Thursday, August 29 at 10:00 p.m.
Jones and Lesley Sharp return in Sally Wainwright's drama exploring the
personal and professional lives of two female detectives - Rachel Bailey and
Photo Credit: BBC Worldwide
& CALIFORNIA PROGRAMMING
- Tommy Emmanuel Live from the Balboa
Theater | August 17 at 10:30 p.m.
- Billy McLaughlin: Starry Night with
Orchestra Nova | August 18 at 6:00 p.m.
- California Forever: The History of CA’s
State Parks | August 28 at 8:00 p.m.
- Ken Kramer’s About San Diego | Thursdays
at 8:00 p.m.
- San Diego’s Historic Places | Thursdays
at 8:30 p.m.
- KPBS Evening Edition | Weeknights at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- KPBS Spectrum | Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.
- KPBS Roundtable | Fridays at
8:30 p.m., Encore Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
- Great Performances: Paul Simon’s
Graceland Journey | August 16
- 60s Girl Grooves | August 17
- Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert | August 17
- David Garrett: Music | August 21
- Gloria Estefan: The Standards | August 21
- POV: 5 Broken Cameras | August 26
- Wild Kratts – Reptile Week | August 19 - 23
- Eat, Laugh, Love with John Tickell | August 17
- A Farm Story with Jerry Apps | August 17
- Martha Bakes | New episodes Saturday afternoons
- Mexico – One Plate at a Time | New episodes
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coming up that evening and the next night. “It’s a great service and keeps me
informed. I rarely miss my favorite shows anymore.” – Trina Hester.
Questions or comments?
Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-4028
Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731
Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374
Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104
You can also visit our website at www.kpbs.org/producersclub
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