Local PBS SoCaL Programs for October

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All treats, no tricks! It’s October’s line-up of locally originated and produced programs, presented by PBS SoCaL.

Although he’s digging up the past in graveyards, there is nothing to fear in the premiere of Buried History with Mark Walberg. The popular Antiques Roadshow host travels to small-town America in a vintage hearse and starting with the tombstones of those integral to the birth of a city to their present-day descendants, he’ll piece together the clues about each town’s genealogy. In this first episode, Walberg uncovers the secrets, scandals and songs that are part of the history of the city of Avalon, on Santa Catalina Island. Buried History airs October 26 at 7:30pm, and October 31 at 4:30pm. Please visit the program web page for more information.

What makes a local resident a true ANGELENO? That question is answered in this new character-driven series that shatters stereotypes to present the true diversity and spirit of Los Angeles residents – exclusively in their own words. Each 30-minute episode profiles two Los Angeles residents who are starkly different, yet linked by a common theme. Each profile highlights the series' premise that the diversity of Angelenos is what makes the city truly special – who we are defines where we live. ANGELENO episode one airs October 3 at 8pm, episode two airs October 21 at 7pm, and episode three airs October 21 at 7:30pm. Please visit the program web page for more information.

Celebrating its 30th year, The Annual Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, and encourages and celebrates the achievements of Latino celebrities in the entertainment and communications industries. This program will air October 3 at 10pm and October 4 at 4pm.

Parents, teachers and students won’t want to miss another opportunity to watch the 49th Annual California Student Media Festival. Students discuss their winning films: how they developed and implemented their ideas, the challenges they faced, and the lessons and skills they learned along the way. The 49th Annual California Student Media Festival will air October 3 at 3pm. Please visit the program web page for more information.

You have another opportunity to discover the remarkable life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary, international photography career. Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey is a co-presentation of VOCES and AMERICAN MASTERS, VOCES is presented by PBS SoCaL. This program will air on PBS SoCaL plus October 10 at 8pm. Please visit the program web page for more information.

The Los Angeles Emmy® Award-winning film Mia, a dancer’s journey takes another bow this month. Mia Slavenska was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century, Croatia’s greatest dancer, and a pioneer in American ballet. When Slavenska died in 2002, she believed that she had been completely forgotten, and her daughter Maria promised that she would tell her mother’s story. This film is the keeping of that promise. Mia, a dancer’s journey airs October 13 at 7pm. Please visit the program web page for more information.

November will provide a harvest of more quality programming!