#TBT - April Recap

Posted by Heather Toner on

We can hardly believe it's already the first week of May, but with the jacarandas blooming all around Los Angeles and baseball season in full swing, it's hard to deny!  Allow us to take just a moment to throw it back to April and highlight some of our favorite happenings of the month... 

We filmed the newest season of Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, is a series of one-hour specials that take you inside the biggest television programs of the year through candid conversations with some of today's most acclaimed actors. We had such a blast filming Season 4, and plenty of fun behind the scenes! Mark your calendars to watch the new season June 12 and 19 at 7pm! #ActorsOnActors

 

We celebrated the work of Fred Rogers and Erin Gruwell at our 2016 Gala

2016 PBS SoCal Gala

2016 PBS SoCal Gala

2016 PBS SoCal Gala

It was truly an enchanted and inspiring evening, and we're so grateful to all the attendees and their support! Check out more photos on our Facebook page

 

We took Jet from Ready Jet Go to the LA Times Festival of Books

PBS SoCal at the LA Times Festival of Books

PBS SoCal at the LA Times Festival of Books

Book View Now at the LA Times Festival of Books

We also had a wonderful booth where we got to share tons of PBS Kids games and resources with kids and parents! And we dropped in on the filming of Book View Now - A series of filmed interviews with authors featured at this year's festival moderated by PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown. 

 

Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson premiered 

Jackie Robinson PBS

Jackie Robinson Day Dodger Stadium

Jackie Robinson Day Dodger Stadium

Jackie Robinson Day Dodger Stadium

The premiere of this amazing documentary on this incredible American icon, and former LA local, was by far one of our favorite memories of the month!  Beyond the TV premiere, we also co-hosted a lively discussion with KPCC at Jackie's alma mater, John Muir High School, and we celebrated Jackie Robinson Day from the field at Dodger Stadium! 

 

We threw an awesome ReDream Party at the Pasadena Playhouse

ReDream Party

ReDream Party

ReDream Party

This evening was such fun and included some killer performances, insightful workshops, plus a wonderful vibe of community and creativity! Check out all the photos from the event on our Facebook page. 

 

Tavis Smiley made a visit to our studios

Tavis Smiley and PBS SoCal CEO Andy RussellTavis Smiley and PBS SoCal CEO Andy Russell

We just love Tavis Smiley and his always compelling interviews! 

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And that's just a sampling of all the fun that went on last month. What will May bring? Certainly flowers and more fun programs and events! Stay tuned! 

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