This Saturday’s webcast on public TV local production

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The year’s second Public Media Futures forum, on public TV strategies in local production, will be webcast live Saturday, April 28, from Los Angeles.

To connect, go to the website, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific time (12:30 to 4:30 Eastern time). Submit questions here.

Tentative start times of the three sessions:

9:45 a.m. Pacific / 12:45 p.m. Eastern: Nashville Public Television, a former school-board dependent whose local programs now outdraw the PBS schedule.

10:45 a.m. Pacific / 1:45 Eastern: San Diego’s KPBS, a “fully converged” FM/TV operator that recently launched a half-hour nightly news show.

12:15 p.m. Pacific / 3:15 p.m. Eastern: How KOCE/PBS SoCal is performing in its new role as primary PBS outlet in Los Angeles, including local productions for TV and the Web.

Here’s a list of participants.

The event is part of a series of forums on Public Media Futures sponsored by the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism along with American University School of Communication, parent of Current. This week’s session is presented with the assistance of Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Media (GFEM).

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