KCET Channel 28, Los Angeles, California
Sign-Off recorded circa 1984

Page modified Thursday, 11 June 2020

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 became an independent, non-commercial station as a result of the split. 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. KCET returned to PBS as a secondary member when it merged with Huntington Beach's PBS station KOCE-TV 50 in October 2018

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.

KCET Channel 28 Sign-off recorded circa 1974 (with USC Trojan Band SSB)
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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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