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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Executive Producer, Writer, Host

"Partnering with PBS SoCaL enabled the success of China Challenges, our five-hour documentary series on the central issues that China's new leaders face economic, social, political, innovation, beliefs & values. There were many sensitivities and subtleties in producing this series for broadcast on PBS stations and on public broadcating's WORLD channel, and PBS SoCaL, lead by Brenda Brkusic, Executive Producer for Program Development & National Productions, guided us to navigate the system and to tell our story effectively and efficiently. PBS SoCaL provided various kinds of dedicated support, all at the highest level of media industry standards. Personally, I have been partnering with PBS SoCaL and KOCE, its predecessor for over 15 years - primarily with respect to Closer To Truth, our continuing series on science and philosophy, now in its 15th year, which originated at KOCE - working closely from the beginning with PBS SoCaL CEO and President Mel Rogers, a visionary national leader in public television of highest professionalism and integrity. I am proud to attest to PBS SoCaL's commitment, creativity, competence, knowledge of the PBS system, and loyalty. Working with PBS SoCaL has been, and is, one of my best professional relationships and I am honored to acclaim their excellence and to recommend highly their services."


Mari Edelman


“As producer of the documentary, ‘The Passions and Politics of Ed Edelman’, I had the extraordinary privilege of working with (PBS SoCaL). Over the past year and a half, (PBS SoCaL) staff navigated my film’s journey from post-production to local, national and international broadcast. (They) steered course flawlessly and graciously. (Their) knowledge of rules and regulations of the broadcast world, as well as (their) sensitivity and personal support throughout the process were remarkable. (They are) rare individual(s) who combine superb intelligence with the strongest work ethic and personal integrity. (They are) uniquely qualified to guide producers through the arduous process of bringing a film to broadcast. I cannot praise (PBS SoCaL) highly enough!”


Billy Frank

CEO & Executive Producer, Make it Happen Productions

“I have been working with and developing a long-form series with (PBS SoCaL) for the past several months and I must say... (they are) highly experienced, even tempered Executive(s). (They have) production, creative and development expertise that not everyone in (that) position has. It has been a great experience thus far and I am happy to be working with such professionals.”


Laurie McLaughlin


“(PBS SoCaL’s) leadership and guidance has been invaluable in the production of our television series over the last several years. (They) consistently provide kind encouragement and smart advice, which has been extraordinarily helpful. I enjoy working with (them) very much.”

Phil and Mary Lyons 
(PBS SoCaL Program Excellence Fund for the Arts)

Dr. James Rosser


Providing Support for PBS SoCaL