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          COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – PBS SoCaL will distribute The 28th Annual Imagen Awards for broadcast on Public Television stations nationwide. The Imagen Awards recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, and encourage and recognize the achievements of Latino celebrities in the entertainment and communications industries.

          The televised special will highlight attendees, winners, and presentations from the award ceremony. Winners were announced at the 28th Annual Imagen Awards Gala held Friday, Aug. 16, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. PBS SoCaL was also nominated for an Imagen Award in the category of “Best On-Air Advertising” for a promotional spot recognizing their “Community Champion” efforts.

          The 28th Annual Imagen Awards can be seen locally on PBS SoCaL, Saturday, September 21at 10 p.m. following Latino Americans at 8 p.m. PBS SoCaL will showcase a lineup of programming that explores the culture of Latino Americans during Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from Sept. 15 – Oct 15.

          The 28th Annual Imagen Awards will be distributed through NETA and is co-produced by The Imagen Foundation and PBS SoCaL. 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 our viewers. “PBS SoCaL Presents” is proud to distribute a number of these completed programs and series to PBS stations nationally each year. For more information about “PBS SoCaL Presents” please go to http://www.pbssocal.org/tv/presents/.

For a complete list of Hispanic Heritage programming on PBS SoCaL, please visit www.pbssocal.org/hhm

About PBS SoCaL

            PBS SoCaL is PBS for Greater Los Angeles and dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout the Southland.  With its three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff, and LAaRT.  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

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