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August / September 2013 




AMEX_25Years_Pheadlogo_CMYK-HorizAmerican 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.



DGC LogoBugs & Beer
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.

Join 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 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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For more information about becoming a Producers Club sustaining member, contact Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028.


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Dear Friends,


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 and MASTERPIECE


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 event.


Best Regards,

Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo
General Manager and Producers Club Member





KPBS BuildingKPBS 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.





vlcsnap-2011-05-13-18h10m53s102 smLife of Muhammad3 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.

TLV_SigLady Vanishes – 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_1_2Silk – 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


12TheMarchonWashington1963MallCrowdsThe MarchTuesday, 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


ScottnBaileySeason2_lead_t614Scott & BaileySeason 3 Debut Thursday, August 29 at 10:00 p.m.

Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp return in Sally Wainwright's drama exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives - Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott.

Photo Credit: BBC Worldwide



  • 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 Saturday afternoons


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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

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