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February / March 2014


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.

KPBS_LunchHour_x280KPBS LunchHour featuring Kids Eco Club

Friday, February 21 at noon


Join us at our February KPBS LunchHour event to hear from the Kids Eco Club, whose

mission is to empower youth to lead a cultural transformation that optimizes health and sustains the environment.



Bring your brown bag lunch to the KPBS studios to hear more about KEC’s beliefs that youth are powerful and capable of fueling social change and transformative action. Invitation to follow. Click here to RSVP.



ConversationofConsequence_evite_photoConversation of Consequence with Girl Scouts San Diego

Friday, March 21

Two sessions will be offered (Select one):

9-10:30 a.m. complimentary light breakfast, or

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. complimentary light lunch


Join us for a panel discussion at the Girl Scouts North Coastal Service Center for Conversation of Consequence focusing on the PBS transmedia project Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.


Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky follows journalists Sheryl WuDunn and Nicolas Kristof, plus celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde, as they tell the stories of courageous, inspiring individuals.


The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality (every 90 seconds, a woman dies giving birth) present opportunities for change. Through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls, women around the globe are seizing opportunities to confront oppression and fashion meaningful solutions. Invitation to follow.







Join us in March at WineSellar and Brasserie for a wine tasting & reception. In April, we’ll head north to Carlsbad to the Gemological Institute of America for a guided tour and lunch. Then, in May at our KPBS LunchHour brown bag event, we will meet the stars of our new Explore programs, SnapShot and Animal R & R (airing on KPBS-TV Thursdays beginning in May). We’ll also take a trip to The Old Globe Theatre for the upcoming performance of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. We hope you’ll join us for these and more upcoming Producers Club events!

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







The KPBS Celebrates! Gala was held on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Honored at this Downton Abbey inspired gala were Stephanie Bergsma, former Associate General Manager for KPBS, and Dr. Stephen and Susan Weber, SDSU President Emeritus. See photo highlights at


(Above) Donors to MASTERPIECE Trust and Guest Actors - Left to Right: Carol Vassiliadis, Da’aboth Te’He’Ling, actress Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Darlene Shiley, actress Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner


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(Above) KPBS Celebrates! Gala chair, Kimberly Heller with Tom Wilcox


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(Above) Hall of Fame Inductee, Stephanie Bergsma with son, David Bergsma


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(Above) Hall of Fame Inductees, Dr. Stephen and Susan Weber





Jason_Rachel_Mae_Hong_SonRachel and Jason Swinford

Why is KPBS important or valuable to you?

Six years ago we cut ties with the cable company and decided that we were going to take a proactive role in our consumption of media. Since then KPBS has become invaluable to us. We truly appreciate and take advantage of any available touchpoints of access. From Twitter feeds to live radio to podcasts, we’ve created customized KPBS experiences and are now more informed than ever before. 


What is your favorite show/program?

Access to information and entertainment through technology is paramount in our lives. As entrepreneurs, we often work odd hours and love that we’re able to listen to Radio Lab at 6 a.m. on a Tuesday or sneak in a few minutes of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! while driving to a lunch meeting. We are avid travelers and are always listening for our next international inspiration from Marco Werman. In the middle of a jungle, half way around the world, we can catch up on local news and events with just our smartphones.  


What topics are you interested in talking about with other Young Professionals?

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting many KPBS members and staff and would love to meet even more who share these common interests. It is so important for young professionals to play an active role in supporting KPBS so that it can remain strong for years to come. We rely on KPBS to stay informed and entertained and understand that KPBS relies on us to contribute to its longevity.







KPBS BuildingKPBS Tours for Producers Club members
Come see the Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center!

On the behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS you will meet our on-air radio hosts, TV reporters, and journalists. We go in the radio studios of KPBS Morning Edition, The Roundtable, and see the KPBS Evening Edition set. It is a very enjoyable, interesting, and informative opportunity and we would love for you to bring a guest(s). The tours are limited to 15 people and fill up quickly, so be sure to contact Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028 to reserve your spot!


Upcoming tour dates:

  • Friday, February 28, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, March 14, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, April 25, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 2, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 6, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, July 11, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.





February 2014 - TV Programming Highlights


SuperSkyscrapersSuper Skyscrapers 

4-Part Series – Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m., 2/5 - 2/26

Follow the creation of four buildings that will change how we live, work and protect ourselves. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Blink Films UK


1008_MCB_Fort-Worth-Five_McCubbinButch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: American Experience 

Tuesday, 2/11 at 9:00 p.m.

Separate fact from fiction regarding the bank robbers whose exploits captivated America. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Robert McCubbin



MOTHF artworkMurder on the Home Front

Sunday, 2/16 at 10:00 p.m.

When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye? Photo Credit: Courtesy of © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2013


05_NWHB_Honeybadgertreetrunk_WillBensonNature: Honey Badgers – Masters of Mayhem 

Wednesday, 2/19 at 8:00 p.m.

Little is known about its behavior in the wild or why it is so aggressive. This film follows badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Will Benson/©Oxford Scientific Films and THIRTEEN Productions LLC


Downton Abbey season 4 cast newMasterpiece: Downton Abbey, Season 4 Finale

Sunday, 2/23 at 9:00 p.m.

See where season four leaves your favorite characters from Downton Abbey. Photo Credit: Courtesy of ©Carnival Film and Television Limited 2013 for MASTERPIECE





Frontline_SecretsoftheVaticanFrontline: Secrets of the Vatican 

Tuesday, 2/25 at 9:00 p.m.

Get an account of Pope Benedict’s final days and Francis’ battle to set the church on a new path. Photo Credit: Courtesy of FRONTLINE



  • Father Brown | Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Austin City Limits | Fridays at 11:00 p.m.
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey | Sundays at 9:00 p.m.
  • American Masters: Alice Walker | 2/9
  • The Making of a Lady | 2/9
  • Great Performances: National Theater – 50 Years on Stage | 2/16
  • Great Performances at the Met: The Nose | 2/23



  • Independent Lens: Las Marthas | 2/17
  • Sled Hockey | 2/24



  • Antiques Roadshow | Mondays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Independent Lens: Spies of Mississippi | 2/10
  • One Night in March | 2/11
  • Education of Harvey Gantt | 2/11
  • Rise and Fall of Penn Station | 2/18
  • We Served, Too | 2/25



  • Sesame Street | New episodes begin 2/3
  • Daniel’s Big Feelings Week, 3 new episodes | Week of 2/17



  • This Old House/Ask This Old House | Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.
  • A Growing Passion & Growing a Greener World | Garden Block, Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.
  • America’s Test Kitchen | Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Martha Bakes | Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
  • Pati’s Mexican Table | Saturdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Globetrekkers | Saturdays at 11:00 p.m.



  • KPBS News Special: Live Mayoral Election Coverage | Tuesday, 2/11 at 8:00 p.m.
  • KPBS Evening Edition | Weeknights at 5:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • KPBS Roundtable | Fridays at 8:30pm, Encore: Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Ken Kramer’s About San Diego | Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.
  • A Growing Passion | Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
  • Savor San Diego | Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
  • Crossing South | Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
  • Live at the Belly Up | Fridays at 10:00 p.m.
  • KPBS Spectrum | Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.



  • PBS Newshour | Weeknights at 7:00 p.m.
  • Nightly Business Report | Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
  • BBC World News | Weeknights at 6:00 p.m.
  • PBS Newshour Weekend | Saturdays & Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
  • Washington Week | Fridays at 8:00 p.m.
  • Moyers and Company | Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Frontline: Syria’s Second Front | 2/11
  • Frontline: Gen Like | 2/18



  • NOVA: Roman Catacomb Mystery | 2/5
  • NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery | 2/12
  • NOVA: Mystery of Easter Island | 2/19
  • Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the First Lunar Voyage | 2/19
  • Nature: Ireland’s Wild Rivers | 2/26



  • Healing ADD with Dr. Daniel Amen
  • Brit Floyd – Live at Red Rocks
  • The Story of the Jews – 5 Part Series
  • Call the Midwife - Season 3
  • Mr. Selfridge – Season 2
  • DCI Banks – Season 3
  • NOVA: Inside Animal Minds – 3 part series
  • Your Inner Fish – 3 part series
  • Pioneers of Television – Season 4
  • The Address, A Ken Burns Film
  • The Bletchley Circle – Season 2
  • Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
  • Explore San Diego Series: Snapshot
  • Explore San Diego Series: Animal R & R
  • San Diego’s Historic Places


For more information on these program times, please visit or sign up for our TV Highlights at TV Highlights is a great way to review and be reminded of what is 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.


Important Dates for Your Calendar

Black History Month  2/1 – 2/28

2014 Winter Olympics  2/7 – 2/23

Valentine’s Day  2/14

President's Day  2/17

March Pledge Period  3/1 – 3/16

Fund Your Favorites  3/17 – 3/23

Women's History Month  3/1 – 3/31

Academy Awards  3/2

Mardi Gras  3/4

Daylight Saving Begins Sunday 2:00 a.m.  3/9

St. Patrick’s Day  3/17


Questions or comments?

Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-2028
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



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