|KCET-TV Channel 28, Los Angeles CA
Sign-Off recorded circa 1984
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|Slickly-produced sign-off clip of L.A.'s
former Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affilliate. KCET
severed its 40-year relationship with PBS at the end of
2010 due to irreconcilable disputes over financial and
programming matters. It now operates as an independent,
non-commercial station (KCOE-TV 50 is now the PBS
affiliate for southern California). Channel 28's
defection from PBS caused a decrease in financial support
and necessitated a move to a new location for its
studios. For forty-plus years KCET telecast from
facilities on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood that had been
used in film and TV production since 1912. KCET sold this
historic studio to the Church of Scientology in April
2011, and began operations in its current location in
Burbank the following year.
The video features a few shots of Los Angeles at night, then a brief montage of KCET-PBS programming clips, and ends with a haunting close-up of the moon being overtaken by some dark-looking clouds.
Page updated Sunday, 20 November 2016
TV-Signoffs.com tips its hat to Terrance Tucker of Pocoima, CA for unearthing this clip and donating a copy of it for posting here.
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