A program premiering on PBS SoCaL Monday night took its cameras to Long Beach to find out why Cambodians in the U.S. have low high school graduation rates and what is being done to reverse that in the American city with the highest Cambodian population.
British historian Simon Schama made his third visit to The Colbert Report earlier this month to plug his new book dropping April 1 and accompanying PBS program that begins airing locally tonight and are both titled The Story of the Jews. Or, if you play your Rosh Hashana Cards right, you can wait u ... More >>
Here's an idea: Orange County should gets its own public television station. What's that, you say? PBS SoCal is headquartered in Costa Mesa? True, but check out the headlines of the last three press releases I received from the station.
Did I say that there was a glut of food festivals this weekend or did I say that there was a glut of food festivals this weekend? There's The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival, which starts today and runs through Sunday at the OC Fairgrounds. Then there's the OC Greek Fest, which starts tomorrow ... More >>
Orange County has been really good to us cinephiles lately. Apart from the Vietnamese International Film Festival, the ongoing Newport Beach Film Festival, and the Cinema Orange series at OCMA, we now rejoice as UC Irvine hold its 14th annual Latin American Film Festival this week. It's a modest fe ... More >>
Argo won the Oscar, Sir Ben is back on top and all is right with the world, at least through the Hollywood lens.Or is it?That's what Rick Reiff aims to find out tonight, when the veteran Orange County journo has on his teevee show one of the American embassy workers portrayed in the potboiler.
Today though March 22, the PBS Online Film Festival presents the works of directors plucked from the Los Angeles 48-hour film project, the California Student Media Festival, the LA Film Festival's Future Filmmakers Showcase, and Chapman University's own Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Those wh ... More >>
Eight years. One hundred forty episodes. Sixty countries. More than 716,000 miles. Countless toasts, laughs, expletives and soul-hitting meals. Tonight, it comes to an end. The final episode of No Reservations airs at 9 p.m. on the Travel Channel. Host Anthony Bourdain completes his epic voyage ... More >>
Fans of ska, funk and reggae in Orange County should be excited for this Sunday. Fishbone, along with Long Beach Dub All Stars, C-Money & The Players Inc (from Slightly Stoopid) will be performing at the Yost Theater on the last date of their U.S. tour. It's been a busy past few years for Fishb ... More >>
With Theresa Smith (mother of Caesar Cruz, gunned down by Anaheim police in 2009) and our very own Gustavo Arellano as guests, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! dedicated a lengthy segment this morning on Anaheim's weekend of outrage following the officer-involved killings of two Latino men, Manue ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theater
On June 6, Chef Rick Bayless received from the Mexican government the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Insignia class (lower ranking reserved for non-royals and non-politicians) for his work in promoting Mexican cuisine in general, and Mexican haute cuisine, specifically, in his PBS television series Mexic ... More >>
Tonight, Southern California's PBS station, which is based in Costa Mesa, airs the broadcast debut of a documentary I found enlightening and warts-filled despite being made by the main subject's loving granddaughter.It's California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown, Sascha Rice's cinexamination ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonDJ Quik (aka David Blake) started making great music in the early '90s, and has been pumping out hits ever since. But Quik's been controversial over the years and has gone through his share of highs and lows. Now, though, he seems more confident in his skill than ever, which only ... More >>
Ain't it hilarious how the lamestream media is all surprised how that serial adulterer Newt Gingrich is all Aztlanista now? Anyone who follows politics knows Newt has been trying to get Mexis to go GOP for well over a year now, involving himself with similar-minded think tanks. And ain't it hilar ... More >>
http://www.pbs.org/food/ PBS has long been the bastion of hype-free cooking shows, the home of Julia Child, as well as such varied personalities as Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan and Mary Ann Esposito in the old days; plus, the brilliant Korean-food documentary series Kimchi Chronicles With Marja Vong ... More >>
Two female filmmakers come to UC Irvine this week to discuss their projects about women caught in the middle of war and children mostly caught up in human slavery around the world.One, entertainment brand heir Abigail E. Disney, is bringing even more star power: Academy Award winner Geena Davis. ... More >>
Regency San Juan Capistrano
Front Porch Pops' Erin Whitcomb gets technical in part two of our weekly series. She discusses expansion, her efforts in giving back to the community, and what flavors we can look forward to. We even learn how walking her dog inspired the company's name. Want more? Did you start with part one? Yo ... More >>
If the homespun head of Huell Howser Productions was going to donate his vast catalog of past and future shows--California's Gold, Visiting ... with Huell Howser, Road Trip with Huell Howser and other Golden State-centric television programs--to anyone in Orange County, you'd assume it would be C ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 8, 9:56 A.M.: As Dick Cheney was lauding his profound role in Bush administration wars on terror, the Geneva Convention and the U.S. Constitution before a polite Nixon Library crowd Wednesday evening, he was "arrested."Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans rose from her chair in the East ... More >>
PBS SoCal, which was formerly known as KOCE/Channel 50, is scheduled to break ground this morning on new studio headquarters on the first floor of the South Coast Corporate Center at 3080 Bristol St., Costa Mesa.Production studios, which are expected to be completed by the fall, will join PBS SoC ... More >>
Flickr user Jo NaylorWith a headline like that, you know we had a great week 'round here. More after the jump!
Who knew that Wolverine could cook Korean food? The clip you see is a teaser for the PBS series, Kimchi Chronicles, which is a food documentary produced by the same man who gave us Spain...On The Road Again with Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow.
You can watch live coverage of President Barack Obama's speech this morning at Ground Zero on a cable news channel, your favorite network or a local newscast.But for something completely different turn not to Monty Python but KCET, the SoCal channel formerly known as a PBS station, which will pre ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 17, 12:41 P.M.: The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to defund National Public Radio (NPR). The matter now goes to the Senate.Start buying those tote bags.
Courtesy of Nathan LyonNathan Lyon, chef and television personality (PBS's Growing a Greener World, Discovery Health's A Lyon in the Kitchen, Food Network's Next Food Network Star) will be signing copies of his children's book, Sam the Clam, tonight at Apostrophe Books (4712 E. 2nd St., Long Beac ... More >>
Say goodbye to KOCE. Beginning in January, the Orange County public television station will become PBS SoCal. The name change was announced in a telephone press conference today as KOCE takes over as the flagship PBS station for Southern California, replacing Los Angeles' KCET, which will ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why Mexican men like to cry so pinche much
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.I'm lucky (and eternally grateful) to be able to travel as much as I do fo ... More >>
The blurry end.12:56 Downstairs, in the lobby bar, there is still a decent sized crowd of very well dressed people clutching cold drinks. The general idea is that government as business is back, and it's riding on the backs of women. Though I don't hear much political banter and as far as I can t ... More >>
Believe it or not, children, there was a time when the Food Network actually concentrated on teaching people to cook. The idea of ten hours a day of inane food "battles" was unheard of, Iron Chef still came to us from campy Japan, the appetite suppressant known as Sandra Lee hadn't yet created her f ... More >>
Fox's high school musical-twisted comedy Glee and segments on KCET/Channel 28's SoCal Connected on medical marijuana dispensaries and pot farm-busting law enforcement officers known as "cannabis cowboys" are among the latest winners of prestigious Peabody Awards honoring the best in electronic ... More >>
South Coast Repertory
Well, almost. Had the OC prima donnas at Fashion Island in Newport Beach known what was going on under the big tent across the street at the Island Hotel this past weekend, they would have run for cover under their Beemers and Benzes. Mexicans. Puerto Ricans. Colombians. Guatemalans. Dominicans, Arg ... More >>
Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child. As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons. I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>
An uninterested pooch. An affable narrator. And a Japanese mom-type doing the cooking. These are the simple components that make up one of my favorite cooking shows, called "Cooking with Dog". You won't find it on the Food Network or even PBS. It's only on YouTube. The shows started last yea ... More >>
Bob the Builder
Wonder Showzen is back. Be afraid. Be very afraid
March 15 - March 21
Bill Murray, Wes Anderson, The Life Aquatic And The American Way
Documentary about the end of segregation faces segregation
The Ramones didnt wanna grow up
The death of jazz