Potential LA-area consortium stations meet

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Execs from the four Los Angeles-area PBS affiliates considering a collaboration met Wednesday (Sept. 28) to discuss a restructuring plan, according to the Los Angeles Times. No update on the continuing countdown to the possibility of primary station KCET going independent as of Jan. 1, 2011 (Current, Aug. 5, 2010). Heads of KCET, KOCE, KVCR and KLCS got together at KOCE in Huntington Beach. “We’re not spending a lot of time thinking about what this consortium would be like without [KCET] because we hope they’re still part of it,” said Larry Ciecalone, president of KVCR in San Bernardino. The group hopes to meet again in November. Meanwhile, KCET has shifted Masterpiece from Sunday to Thursday, drawing the ire of Los Angeles Times TV columnist Mary McNamara.