PBS SOCAL AND LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING PARTNER TO PRESENT A NEW SEASON OF VOCES, THE AWARD-WINNING LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES ON PBS

Posted by Stacy Shaffer

Season Four Premieres in 2015 on PBS

COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 1, 2014) – PBS SoCaL, PBS for Greater Los Angeles, and Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) announced today a partnership to present the fourth season of the acclaimed series VOCES. Curated by Latino Public Broadcasting, VOCES is PBS’s signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase and the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience. PBS SoCaL will serve as the national presenting station for VOCES. As the flagship PBS station in Southern California, PBS SoCaL works with independent filmmakers to develop and broadcast high-quality programs and series that educate, entertain and enlighten viewers of Southern California.

The 2015 season of VOCES will present a new lineup of four original documentaries that shine a light on some of the most unique and untold aspects of recent Latino culture and history. VOCES titles and broadcast dates will be announced later.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with PBS SoCaL,” said Latino Public Broadcasting Executive Director Sandie Viquez Pedlow.  “We’ve enjoyed a particularly close and collaborative relationship over the years and their commitment to telling Latino stories and reaching new audiences makes them a perfect partner for LPB and VOCES.”

“It’s terrific to work closely with Latino Public Broadcasting and to be the presenting station of this incredible series,” said Andy Russell, PBS SoCaL COO. “These stories of the Latino culture are unique, compelling and important, and we’re proud to share them with PBS stations around the country and engage our communities locally through VOCES.”

Funding for VOCES was provided in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.Art Works. For more information about VOCES, please visit www.pbssocal.org/tv/nationalproductions/voces

About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL is PBS for Greater Los Angeles serving as Southern California’s largest classroom, its largest stage for the arts, and most trusted information source. With its three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL HD (KOCE), PBS SoCaL Plus and PBS SoCaLWorld, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature and Masterpiece, as well as local productions including Studio SoCaL and LAaRT.  As the flagship PBS station in Southern California, PBS SoCaL National Productions works with filmmakers to develop programs and series to distribute nationally each year. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning.  Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org

About Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Media Contacts:
PBS SoCaL
Stacy Shaffer
(714) 241-4166
sshaffer@pbssocal.org

Latino Public Broadcasting
Mary Lugo
CaraMar, Inc.
770-623-8190