KTTV Los Angeles is airing Rising Up, a five-part docuseries, all this week in place of its normal 6 p.m. newscast. The series weaves together more than 25 interviews with activists, thought-leaders, law enforcement, politicians, journalists and protesters to tell the stories of the social justice movement in Los Angeles.
Since George Floyd’s death, more than 200 incidents have been reported of journalists being targeted in cities all over the country. TVNewsCheck is conducting a lunch-time webinar on Tuesday, June 30, at 1 p.m. ET for an hour-long conversation with journalists fresh from their in-the-streets coverage.
Not many TV stations get the chance to use Morgan Freeman’s voice in one of their videos. But this wasn’t just any video.
KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles, is being recognized for its 25-year commitment to helping kids in foster care find loving families. “I am stopped all the time by people who say I love Wednesday’s Child,” said Christine Devine, KTTV’s reporter and anchor. “I think it’s because it shows hope and caring and a segment of society that can be overlooked, that somebody is out there trying to fight for a better L.A.”
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“We have really made this series about Los Angeles, and the big L.A. moments KTTV has shared with our viewers over the past 70 years,” said Pete Wilgoren, KTTV’s managing editor. “We are working hard to retrieve and restore priceless L.A. film archives as part of this anniversary process.”