Local PBS SoCaL Programs for February

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Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation UCLA

February brings something new to love- locally originated and produced programs, presented by PBS SoCaL!

As part of Black History Month, PBS SoCaL will present Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race. Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley was the first African American to be elected mayor in a major U.S. city with an overwhelmingly white majority. Bradley’s coalition of African Americans, Jews, white liberals, Latinos and Asian Americans united a divided city, brought inclusion and access, and set the foundation for sustainable inter-racial coalitions that later encouraged the elections of minority candidates nationwide, most notably President Barack Obama.  At the same time, the film examines the complexities and contradictions of Bradley’s career as a bridge builder. Bridging the Divide will air February 4 at 8pm. Please visit the Bridging the Divide web page for more information.

Many of the stars featured in the Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series have been nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s your chance to hear the stars discuss their thoughts on movies and acting before the big night! Featuring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Will Smith, Brie Larson, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Kate Winslet, Steve Carrell, Bryan Cranston, Benicio Del Toro and many more.

More on the series here can be found on our website  http://www.pbssocal.org/tv/programs/actors-on-actors/ or stream the series http://video.pbssocal.org/show/variety-studio/  

Join us next month as we spring ahead with new programs!