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April / May 2013






Spend a Saturday at Rancho La Puerta with KPBS
Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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KPBSLunchHour Logox144-v2KPBS LunchHour featuring Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
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AntiquesRoadshow-hostphoto1Annual Appreciation Dinner for Platinum Members & Global Partners
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

KPBS Producers Club Platinum ($5,000+ level) and Global Partners ($10,000+ level) are invited to an exclusive Dinner at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers. Join us for a night of fine dining with Antiques Roadshow host, Mark L. Walberg.

Space is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP or more information on joining the Platinum Level or Global Partners, contact Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731.




leading-sandiego-180x150The SDSU School of Public Affairs and KPBS invite you to "Leading San Diego: Former Mayors Reflect"
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us at our KPBS Studio as we tap into the collective wisdom of four former mayors to find out why San Diego continues to struggle with big issues like pensions, taxes, redevelopment, infrastructure and more.Scheduled to participate are Pete Wilson, Roger Hedgecock, Dick Murphy and Jerry Sanders.

RSVPs are required and space is limited. To RSVP, visit or contact Carla Conner via email or call (619) 594-1490.



irc_logoTour of the International Rescue Committee's
New Roots Community Farm
*Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for a tour of the New Roots Community Farm, a 2.3 acre farm where approximately 80 families are supplementing their food needs with their hard work.

For questions or more event information, contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.

*Please note this is a new date. The previous date has changed.





Dear Friends,


We are just a few weeks away from the KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey. This special event takes place on Saturday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic US Grant with Lady Darlene Marcos Shiley as our Honorary Chair. Tickets are already on sale and going quickly. Don’t wait until the last minute!


My wife Julie and I always enjoy dressing up for this event. Here we are at the last KPBS Celebrates Gala masquerading in our 16th century Venetian costumes.


This year, we will enter the 19th century looking more like Lord and Lady Grantham. Many of our attendees are also dressing in Edwardian-era fashions. Whether you’re donning black tie (or white tie!), it’s sure to be an unforgettable evening.


The event also celebrates the 2012 KPBS Hall of Fame Inductees. Audrey S. Geisel will be honored with a Visionary Award for her longstanding commitment to our outreach and literacy programs for children. Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner will receive the Visionary Award for their commitment to the Masterpiece Trust. And the Lifetime Achievement Award will honor the late Brad Warner for 20+ years of service as KPBS’ first TV Program Manager.


MASTERPIECE Executive Producer, Rebecca Eaton, is our special guest. For more than 27 years, Rebecca has produced MASTERPIECE Series such as Prime Suspect, Bleak House, Miss Marple, The Complete Jane Austen, Wallander, Little Dorrit and Sherlock.

A hosted reception, seated dinner, auction, and live music by Liquid Blue are among the evening’s highlights. Tickets are $500 each / $5,000 for a table of 10. Be a part of a grand celebration and support KPBS. Request your tickets at or contact Claudine Casillas, Special Event Manager via email or call (619) 594-4266.

We hope to see you there!


Best Regards,

Tom Karlo

Tom Karlo
General Manager and Producers Club Member




You're in an elite group! Each year approximately 50,000 people donate to KPBS, but fewer than 900 (2%) give at the Producers Club level of $1,200 or more. Of these:

  • 747 Producers Club members give at the Silver Level ($1,200 -$2,499)
  • 73 give at the Gold Level ($2,500-$4,999)
  • 32 give at the Platinum Level ($5,000 - $9,999)
  • 10 give at the Global Partners Level ($10,000 and up)

This relatively small, elite group is growing and will contribute more than $1.3 million this fiscal year for KPBS operations. Because of your commitment, KPBS is stronger than ever. Our local television newscast, KPBS Evening Edition, is gaining significant audiences at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We’re also about to launch in May two new local programs from two beloved San Diegans: Nan Sterman presents A Growing Passion, and Su Mei Yu of Saffron presents Savor San Diego. These local programs showcase our great community, and we are committed to bringing more in the future. We are deeply grateful for your support!

To learn more about benefits of giving at the higher levels, contact Caitlin Bergin via email or call (619) 594-6731.





Nancy & Ross Rudolph
(photo: Nancy & Ross with their daughter Susan)

Nancy: I am a school nurse in an inner city school. Many of the children are new to our country and have had little or no health or dental care before arriving at the school. My work entails fitting them into the available health care resources.

Ross: I am a plastic surgeon at Scripps Clinic, and the immediate past head of the Division of Plastic Surgery. I have a busy practice including both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Both of us love our full-time jobs!

We have both been listening to KPBS radio for many years, especially in the morning and evening, going to and from our work. Gloria Penner’s Round Table hooked us years ago, as well as All Things Considered. So we listen to the news, and the interesting features. We both really like Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal. The programs all provide in-depth news coverage, and often feature fascinating people and places.

Our interest in the Producers Club started when we both decided that we should support KPBS at a higher level than we had previously, especially with looming federal cutbacks. We love going to the Producers Club events. We know that we will meet lively compatible people, in interesting venues.






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 Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374.

Upcoming tour dates:

  • Friday, April 19 at 1:15 p.m.
  • Friday, May 10 at 3:00 p.m.





frontline.pms485.gifFRONTLINE | NEW EPISODES Tuesdays at 10 p.m., April 9, 23 and 30

Frontline presents three new investigative specials in April. On Syria Behind the Lines witness the devastating effect of the religious feud that’s shaping Syria’s future; The Retirement Gamble shows how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks profit Wall Street while imperiling our savings, and Never Forget to Lie takes viewers to the Jewish ghettos of Poland to hear the poignant recollections of child survivors.



mm01_02_57x144Michael Mosley’s Investigative Health Series: Eat, Fast and Live Longer; The Truth About Exercise; Guts –  Wednesdays at 10 p.m., April 10 and 17

Journalist and physician Michael Mosley presents a trio of investigative documentaries aimed at cutting through the myth, mystery, and madness of diet, exercise and weight loss.



Stromatolites at Shark Bay photo Richard SmithBlue PlanetjpgNOVA | Australia’s First Four Billion Years:  4-part miniseries   Tuesdays at 9 p.m. beginning April 10

NOVA's Australia mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids.



KenBurnsCPFx144The Central Park Five - A Ken Burns Film – Tuesday, April 16, at 9 p.m.

A new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.



BLEC-HomeThe Bletchley Circle: 3-part miniseries   Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning April 21

Follow Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.



  • Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. | KPBS Spectrum Featuring local and national arts segments produced in-house at KPBS.
  • 4/14   The First Padres


  • 4/22   Curious George: Swing Into Spring  - New 1-hour special


  • 4/9     Earth: The Operators Manual
  • 4/22   Independent Lens: Island President
  • 4/22   Curious George: Swing Into Spring
  • 4/23-4/30     The Dust Bowl, A Ken Burns Film
  • 4/23   Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time
  • 4/24   In My Lifetime


  • 4/10   NOVA|Australia – See Highlight Above
  • 4/30   Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
  • 4/30   FRONTLINE: Never Forget to Lie


  • On Thursday nights a 2-hour block of local programs including: New Episodes of Ken Kramer’s About San Diego, New Episodes of San Diego’s Historic Places, and San Diego Explore project selections - A Growing Passion & Savor San Diego.
  • Constitution USA with Peter Segal 4-part series on Tuesday nights
  • American Masters: Mel Brooks
  • National Memorial Day Concert


For more information on these program times, 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.



Questions or comments?
Contact Jennifer Majors via email or call (619) 594-6374
Caitlin Bergin  via email or call (619) 594-6731
Nereida Martinez via email or call (619) 594-4028
Trina Hester via email or call (619) 594-2104




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