KCET Rolling Out New Programming in March

KCET is beefing up their programming for the month of March with a slew of new shows featuring the likes of Roy Firestone and Holly Robinson Peete.

Firestone returns as host of LA Tonight With Roy Firestone, a weeklong half-hour interview series (March 12-17, 10 p.m. and midnight) that invites celebrities who live in Los Angeles to discuss their lives and current issues in today’s society. Firestone will be joined by Andre Agassi, Burt Bacharach, Chris Botti and Steve Tyrell.

Peete will host Your Turn to Care, a new documentary series on the overwhelming challenges faced by caregivers. Peete will share her experiences of caring for her late father, Matt Robinson, who had Parkinson’s disease, along with personal stories from actresses Monica Potter and Patricia Richardson. The four-part series begins March 7 at 8 p.m.

KCET also has the following programs scheduled for next month:

Classic Cool Theater: March 10 @ 10 p.m.

KCET is recreating the moviegoing experience from the Golden Age of Hollywood and invites viewers to meet the original artists from the silver screen! Classic Cool™ Theater is a weekly 120-minute series, which will include a package of the following attractions:

A Classic Cartoon; a selection of the best of Hollywood classic Cartoons from the 30s, 40s and 50s.
A Feature Film; with themes such as Romance, Film Noir, Musicals, Adventures, Westerns, Horror …including a selection of their original trailers.
A Newsreel; which will include celebrities, politics, sports and important events of the year the movie was released.
A musical short featuring timeless artists like Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, The Big Bands, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., The Andrew Sisters, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Elvis Presley, The Platters, and many more surprises.

The weekly program debuts with Frank Capra’s 1941 Academy Award-nominated film and all time Classic Meet John Doe starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
Classic Cool, because Cool is timeless!

George Gently: March 11 @ 9 p.m.

In 1960s Britain, an upstanding detective takes on a dangerous world. Award-winning actor Martin Shaw (Judge John Deed, The Professionals) stars as Commander George Gently – an incorruptible, uncompromising cop transplanted from London’s Scotland Yard to England’s North Country in the mid-1960’s. Gently’s reputation for honesty and relentlessness makes him almost as feared among his colleagues as he is among criminals. But he finds an odd ally in John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby, Nicholas Nickleby) – an overeager, opinionated young sergeant who plays fast and loose with police procedures. Together the two tackle cases involving murderers, drug dealers, gun runners, and more. Gently is about to discover a whole new world of murder and intrigue in 1960s Britain, a place where everything is about to change, but the past is always present.

90-minute Episodes include:
Gently Go Man – Gently confronts the man behind his wife’s murder.
The Burning Man – The death of an IRA sniper.
Bomber’s Moon – A German businessman is found beaten and drowned.
Gently with the Innocents – Murder in a children’s home
Gently in the Night – A corpse is found on a church altar.
Gently in the Blood – Passport fraud, murder, Arab intolerance.
Gently Through the Mill – Is it a murder or suicide?